Weekly Photo Challenge – Variations on a Theme

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to “show the same thing – an object, place, or person – presented in several different ways. You can read the entire challenge post here.  This challenge was easy. Lynn and I winter in a small house in a development that’s near some public desert land. It’s less than a two-mile drive to “leave the city” and be alone in the desert. It’s a great place to view Arizona’s magnificent sunsets. Continue reading


Happy New Year – The Journey Continues…

Buckeye, Arizona.

Paraphrasing Brad Paisley, today is the first day of a brand new 365-page book. Considering the analogy, make your book a love story, not a horror story or thriller.

Happy New Year to all, dear readers!

John Steiner

Weekly Photo Challenge – Ascend

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Krista Stevens asks us to share interpretations of upward movement. You can view Krista’s example here. My original thought was of the many images I’ve captured featuring the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. Certainly I have an entire gallery of images depicting vertical ascents. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Cheeky

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Michelle Weber asks us to find a little irreverence. Her term is “cheeky.” I admit to assuming a definition from sentences in context I have heard over the years. Still, I was glad that Michelle included the dictionary definition which read, “Cheeky (adj): impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Transformation

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week marks the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Coincidentally, it also is our first full week back in our winter home in Arizona. Yesterday, our house was filled with family and too much to eat. As a result, I am a day late in posting this challenge response. We are asked to share images reflecting our thoughts on “Transformation.” While Jen H. focused on the transformation of autumn to winter in her image, there is another earth-oriented transformation that takes place twice daily, everywhere in the world, that is the transformation of day into night and back again into day. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

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

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