Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Day #28 - wildlife

I just walked a few blocks downtown to drop a NetFlix DVD in a mail box and had at least 5 encounters with gorgeous blooming flowers, birds, butterflies, and quite a few examples of human, um...streetlife. Would have been a fabulous time to have my camera with me (alas), but you'll have to settle for this shot from the Botanical Gardens. Can't say as I've ever considered hanging out *on* a cactus before, but this critter seems perfectly content. I miss the "alligators" from my previous house. Not enough open space at the new place to accommodate anything more than the pink geckos that hang out around doorways.

Lizard @ Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Day #27 - XD

I'm not a fan of April Fool's Day, so you get the XD cake today...

XD cake

Monday, March 31, 2008

Day #26 - more blossoms

Continuing the theme, here's another photo from almost the same spot as the previous. I was shooting into a very bright, cloudy sky, so the photo is much darker than it should be, but I love the way the blossoms pop while everything else is darkly shaded.

The obelisk

Day #25 - Spring blooms

Here in Tucson, almost everything blooms in yellow. Trees, flowers, bushes - it's a riot of sneeze-inducing yellow. One of my favorite things about being in the midwest was the vast variety of flowering trees in every shade imaginable. I didn't have a camera with me back then, but I did on my last trip to New York City. Here's a quick snap of a blooming tree in Central Park. This was right behind the obelisk.

Central Park