Eastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne
Another sign of spring in the desert are our reptile friends, most scurrying about making it difficult to photograph. But not the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris), who like to pose for you on a nearby rock.
Welcome back, my friend — it is spring time in the Sonoran desert.
“Desert Silhouette” — Image by kenne
“Oh that the desert were my dwelling place,
With only one fair spirit for my minster.
That I might forget the human race,
And hating no one, love her only.”
— Lord Byron
“Here’s Looking At You” — Image by kenne
Female Phainopepla — Computer Painting by kenne
The cool wind blew in my face
and all at once I felt as if I had
shed dullness from myself.
Before me lay a long gray line
with a black mark down the center.
The birds were singing.
It was spring.
— Burl Ives
Cooper’s Hawk — Computer Painting by kenne
Sabino Canyon Picnic Site with View of Thimble Peak (February 2017) — Image by kenne
Thimble Peak (Elevation 5,323 ft.) is a landmark in the Santa Catalina Mountains on the ridge that divides Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon.
Bird Watchers In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne
“Binoculars, and a hawk-like vigilance,
reduce the disadvantage of myopic human vision.”
— J.A. Baker