Cellpic Sunday – 22 October 2017

Buckeye, Arizona.

The desert is calling and it’s not a wrong number! Lynn and I are getting ready to head south. We’ve already processed our mail forwarding order and are setting up appointments for things that need to be done the first week we are back in Arizona. Continue reading

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Wildflower Hike – White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Waddell, Arizona.

As we wind down to the last few days of the spring of 2017, sitting here in Fargo on a rainy Tuesday morning, I recall those last few days in Buckeye in late March.  This spring, the wildflower season is the best I’ve seen since wintering in Arizona. Prior to this year, 2013 was my go-to year for showing off wildflowers. This year far surpasses 2013 in coverage. Continue reading

Ass Kickin’ Car Show – Our First with the Orange Pony

ass-kickin-1Goodyear, Arizona.

Since Lynn and I started wintering in Arizona, I’ve been looking for an older, (read inexpensive) convertible for us to explore Arizona on those warmer winter days. This summer, in Fargo, I finally found one that was not only affordable for me, but is in excellent condition, and at 13 years old, is well on its way to becoming a classic.  Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Surprise

Buckeye, Arizona.

For this week’s challenge, Jen H. suggests that “Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise.” Her challenge is to share a surprise, as seen through the camera lens. You can read the entire challenge post here. It only took me a moment to realize that my share would require a gallery. Of course, I chose specific images to prove my point, and I can’t say my surprise was of a 100% consistency, but I had enough evidence to ask an expert, and my surprise was confirmed.  Continue reading

Hellzapoppin Rodeo – Buckeye Days Old West Experience

hellzapoppin-saturday-1Buckeye, Arizona.

In January each year, Buckeye celebrates their cowboy heritage with Buckeye Days. The two-day celebration features a parade, a cattle drive down main street Buckeye and among other attractions, a professional rodeo. As the proud owner of a new D500 Nikon camera, I needed an excuse to try sports photography, a class of photography that reviews of the D500 said the camera excels at capturing. I was not to be disappointed in either the rodeo or the camera’s operation. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 2 April 2017

Buckeye, Arizona.

On March 18, I led my last hike of the season for the Hiking Club of Verrado, a group of neighbors who enjoy hiking. My involvement with hiking when we elected to winter in Arizona came about when the folks at Arizona Tourism came up with the idea of hiking 100 miles in honor of Arizona’s centennial in 2012. We joined the gym at Verrado, one of the many community developments in the city and one of the trainers took up the hiking challenge as part of a regular exercise routine. Continue reading