Back in Arizona and the Palo Verde trees are in bloom! Also, in the top right is the largest butterfly I've ever seen 😍 #swolebutterfly
“In life some things you can’t avoid. And you can’t make others happen.”
~La Reina del Sur
Geotagged my current location - this photo is from Mission San Xavier del Bac in Arizona - because I am back in Central Oregon!
As many as 7,000 bats of four different species live beneath Rillito Bridge. Most are Mexican free-tailed bats, thought to be the fastest flying bat species and may reach speeds of 60 mph. Each night the bats in this colony consume 110 lbs of insects!
Mom inside the Mission Church.
😎 Appreciating the #cactus
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One of the numerous Foothill Palo Verde trees surrounding the desert house where I live in Tucson Mountain foothills, along with a lovely #ferocactus
. The Foothill Palo Verde is Arizona's state tree, growing up to 30 feet tall and living upwards of 200 years in the wild. When this species blooms in April, the foliage turns vibrant yellow with pale yellow and white petals. 💮 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Happy Saturday morning hike in my corner of the cactus with drum circle pal Jerry 🌵Wildflower Ridge Trail 🌼 Sweetwater Preserve 🌸⠀Tucson Mountain foothills 🌅⠀ ⠀ ⠀
"Miss Victoria's 7 PPs" 💬 Always a good time when you're able to sync schedules with a fun group of peeps for a mutually enjoyable night out on the town. 📷 🌵 😎 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Late 18-century Catholic mission vibes.
During this fun photo trek around Tucson's Silverbell Lake with my playdate pal Alan, he was like a ninja warrior, stalking and capturing his photo subjects with a tricked-out Canon and super-duper telephoto lens from quite a distance away... including this zoomed image of me.⠀
Meanwhile, I captured all my fabulous images with the 20x optical zoom on my tiny, palm-size Sony WX350 ... including this shot of Alan :-) ⠀
My philosophy is, why schlep? 💬⠀ ⠀
📷 IG Carousel post (please swipe for a peek at Alan in this post) ✨ ⠀
During our photo trek around Tucson's Silverbell Lake, Alan was like a ninja warrior, stalking his photo subjects with his tricked-out Canon and super-duper telephoto lens from quite a distance away. ⠀⠀
Meanwhile, I captured all my fabulous images with the 20x optical zoom on my tiny, palm-size Sony WX350... including this shot of Alan :-) ⠀
📷 My philosophy is, why schlep? 💬⠀
What began as an evening stroll around Christopher Columbus Park with my drum circle pal Alan turned into a two-hour photo trek 'till sunset. Together, we spotted and captured glorious images that brought us both joy.
This lovely tree begged to be photographed as the setting sun spotlighted vibrant earth tones of its blossoms and leaves.
Star trails over Hutches Pool.
Beers and Bros. Nothing but trouble.