Summer is technically from June 21 to September 20. The days are long and the nights are the shortest of the year, the temperatures can be hot. It is also thunderstorm and monsoon season in some pleaces, while the start of hurricane season begins on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is the season in… Read More LATE SUMMER COLORS ON A MORNING WALK
As summer is at its peak with flowers blooming, I wonder what it is I am looking at while walking by. Here are some of just the yellow flowers I have observed, found in a high elevation area in northern Arizona. Many of these are common throughout North America, but they may be called something… Read More WHAT ARE ALL THOSE YELLOW FLOWERS?
Here in northern Arizona (Bellemont), where I hiked this morning, the elevation is around 7200 feet, give or take, with the rocky terrain and hills. Last night we got some much needed rain. This morning, the sky was a combination of overcast and sunshine. As I walked, I saw some gray-headed Juncos, lupine and indian… Read More IN THE WOODS AFTER THE RAIN