Painted Desert & Petrified Forest National Park

Trouble getting my new laptop to work has been a real problem over the last few months.  I had to pull out my old laptop for this, but at least it has functional Photoshop! Rys and I went to Vegas to visit my sister (three weekends ago) and decided to leave early enough to travel…

To the Zoo!

I can’t go shopping until I have money tomorrow, so I had to sit and think what I could do that didn’t involve (much) money to keep me occupied while Rys was out of town.  Then I realized I hadn’t been to the zoo in a while! This time of year, it was actually a…

Sudden Rain

  There I am, sitting in my isolated room enjoying the benefits of being the first Pokemon League Champion of Alola, when I hear a BOOM! sheeeeeeeeeeeeee…. I wish I could properly explain just how loud and sudden the thunder was.  Love that sound – as long as it doesn’t blow roofs off or interfere with…

First Day of Fall!

Happy first day of Fall!  While the trees have not magically turned bare as midnight appeared, the signs are coming: we can leave our windows open instead of using the A/C, bugs are rampaging indoors, and it’s almost time for the Apple Cider Festival at the Botanical Gardens (just a few more weeks!). This morning…

Troubleshooting Throwback!!

My laptop is on a frustrating fritz and the factory reset only made it worse, so I’m on my old laptop going through old photos for my sanity! 2008, my senior year of high school, I got a little point-and-shoot pink Kodak for my birthday, thus ensuing many pictures of glaring friends telling me not…

Duck, Duck, Goose(, Turtle, Fish)

My car is back in the shop (boo) and Rysa took me to school with her so I could wander the campus and play Pokemon Go so I wouldn’t go stir-crazy.  I brought my camera to take pictures out at the duck pond, so without further ado, here they are! The pond hosts fish, Mallard…

Pollinators & More

Now that the Butterfly Pavilion has butterflies in full-swing, I decided to take my big camera to capture some pretty pollinators (and more).  Please enjoy. I love the bumblers in the Biopark.  They’re too cute (and don’t sting!)  They’re not fond of paparazzi, though.   BUTTERFLIES Fun fact: Blue Morphos are brats.  They know you…