2016-03-24 Upper Gila River to Virden Bridge

2016-03-24 Sunday At Silver City I stayed at the KOA Campground. All the tanks I wish to be full, were showing low levels and all those that I preferred to be empty were showing full. I bought enough propane to top off my supply, then used the hookups at the rented campsite to fill my fresh water … Read more

2016-03-23 Homeward Past Bosque Del Apache

2016-03-23 Wednesday Begins My Homeward Leg My stay with Jerry in Albuquerque was wonderful. My only regret was that I took so many pictures without processing or posting to my website that I’m returning home with a big job ahead of me. I hope on my next trip (coming soon) I’ll have better discipline and post … Read more

2016-03-20 & 22 Rio Grande Nature Center

2016-03-20 and 22 On Sundays there is a regularly scheduled nature walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and I joined the group on this day. Organized groups do not lend themselves to fruitful photography, but the educational value can be worthwhile. The Nature Center is situated along the Rio Grande River in … Read more

2016-03-19 Albuquerque Botanic Gardens

Saturday 2016-03-19 Shooting macro images of flowers is something that interested me early in my ‘career’, but I rarely do so anymore. Most of you reading this and who’ve known me for a while know of my passion for capturing bird images. One aspect of capturing bird images that can be trying is the fact that the … Read more

2016-04-10 Sights South Of Albuquerque

San Lorenzo Canyon was described to my friend Jerry recently by members of his camera club. On Friday 2016-03-18, we set out to find this place in the desert above the Rio Grande. We climbed into my Travato and headed south on the I-25. While en route about 12 miles south, at the town of Los Lunas, Jerry asked me … Read more

2016-03-17 A Day At The Albuquerque Zoo

On Friday 2016-03-17 Jerry and I headed to the Albuquerque Zoo. I’d been there years ago (on Jerry’s advice) to photograph feral Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers, and I was hoping for more of the same. I found no mergansers this day, but a pair of Mandarin Ducks more than set the ledger in the … Read more

2016-03-13 at Bullhead City And The Tamed Colorado River

On leaving my friend in Yucca Valley (Pioneertown actually), I traversed miles of open desert and reached Interstate 40 near Amboy California. There is a serene beauty to the desert not everyone appreciates, so travelers here might miss out on the majesty if they have their blinders on. My new ride is such a contrast … Read more

2016-04-05 Heading North (Before I Go East)

On Friday 2016-03-11 I launched on a drive that would cover 2650 miles across 3 states. A visit to see my good friends in Bullhead City Arizona would complete the first leg of my expedition, but there was a new friend I met at the end of my last expedition that lives in Yucca Valley … Read more