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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 I had the chance to visit Rosie, the Corpse flower earlier this evening in observance of this day! 💚 • • • • • • • #tucsonbotanicalgardens #earthday #rosiethecorpseflower #visitarizona #visittucson #tucsonviews #instagramarizona #igtucson
Happy Earth Day 💚🌵✨ . ‘The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.’-L.B.J . •embrace the wander• . . . #earthday2018 #instanature #igarizona #desertbotanicalgarden #igphx #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson #desertlandscape #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife
Nana’s “Blackberry Tree” 💛 #silverwingphoto
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!
Is it the worst time of your life... or the best?🌵✨ . If it seems like it’s the worst time, don’t forget that you can choose for it to be the best ✨ . New blog post #linkinbio 👆 . •embrace the wander• . . . #instaentrepreneur #entrepreneurstyle #businessmindset #internationaltravel #internationalbusiness #frenchamerican #internationalstyle #instagirlboss #instalifestyle #instavibe #IamATraveler #thegirlgroup #ootdgals #springstyle #fempowerment #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson #desertlandscape
As it seems we are always on the cusp of WW3, we need to remember the sacrifices of wars past. This is the Arizona (my home state) portion of the World War II memorial in Washington DC..........#washingtondc #districtofcolumbia #traveldc #ig_dc #nationscapital #instagramdc #thedistrict #mydccool #worldwar2 #worldwarII #worldwarIImemorial #arizona #az #grandcanyonstate #igtucson #igarizona #ig_arizona #igaz #travelarizona
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.
The whole team here.
😎 Appreciating the #cactus in my back yard🌵 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
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. 💮 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Shadow play.
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.
‘Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.’- TSE 🌵✨ . Push your limits everyday and dare to be the person you need to be to achieve what you want ✨ . •embrace the wander• . . . #makeyourownlane #dailyhabits #passportlife #nomad #ttot #traveltips #worldtravel #bosslady #qotd #womeninbusiness #SHEempire #entrepreneurmindset #lawofattraction #positivethinking #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson #desertlandscape
Always exhilarating to #getoutside and appreciate the beauty of nature and diversity of Arizona wildlife. Happy to photograph these dabbling duckies quenching their thirst at Silverbell Lake in West Tucson, only eight minutes from my desert house! ⠀ ⠀🌅 #azreflections #mallardducks #waterfowl #thisistucson #silverbelllake #mallard #lakeside #az365 #lowerleftusa #landschaft #natureprimeshot #landscapelovers #naturehippys_ #landschaftsfotografie #landscape_photography #arizona_photolife #whywelovenature #naturelover #NaturePark #naturelovers #naturehippy #AudubonSociety #desertdweller #desertlife #instanature #natureaz #igtucson #WildlifePhotography
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? 💬⠀ ⠀
I had difficulty identifying this blooming bush spotted during a photo trek around Silverbell Lake. Another mystery solved by @amrahne who chimed in to identify this #bloomingtree as #Tamarisk #SaltCedar #tamarix 🌸 Thank you Adrienne! 💬⠀ ⠀ 📷 IG Carousel post (please swipe for additional images in this post) ✨🌵☀🌅 #desertlife #az365 #azreflections #thisistucson #silverbelllake #lakeside #americansouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #naturehippys_ #beautyinthedesert #landscapelovers #landschaftsfotografie #landscape_photography #beautyofnature #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #arizona_photolife #arizonacollective #whywelovenature #tree_shotz #tree_magic #treehugger #treehuggers #igtucson
Just start, it’s as simple as that 🌵✨ . Stop waiting for Mondays to start on your goals, today is just as good as any other day. Opportunities don’t take breaks or weekends, ambition and vision don’t see the difference between weekdays and weekends. ✨ Just because it’s Friday, it doesn’t mean you can’t work harder today than any other day.✨ . •embrace the wander• . . . #makeyourownlane #dailyhabits #passportlife #nomad #ttot #traveltips #worldtravel #bosslady #qotd #womeninbusiness #SHEempire #entrepreneurmindset #lawofattraction #positivethinking #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson #desertlandscape
Feeling overwhelmed.
‘The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.’ H.K . Always keep the big picture in mind. If you see others achieve what you can accomplish, what makes you think you can’t! DREAM BIG 🌵✨ . •embrace the wander• . . . #makeyourownlane #dailyhabits #passportlife #nomad #ttot #traveltips #worldtravel #bosslady #qotd #womeninbusiness #SHEempire #entrepreneurmindset #lawofattraction #positivethinking #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife #personaldevelopment #igarizona #desertbotanicalgarden #igphx #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona
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.
Here in the Sonoran Desert and along my preferred rocky hiking paths in Tucson Mountain foothills, I always smile to spot Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) shrubs in bloom. Brittlebush is a common wildflower that punctuates the Sonoran Desert and ~ like me ~ prefers rocky hillsides. The bright yellow wildflower attracts butterflies ~ and me, because they remind me of my favorite wildflower, the daisy. ❁⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ I recently learned the aromatic “gum” extracted from the broken stems of mature Brittlebush can be burned as incense. That explains why this wildflower is also known as "incienso." 🌼❀🌸⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌵🌅 #desertwildflowers #flowerporn #naturehippy #desertdweller #desertlife #everything_imaginable #LifeisGoodArizona #thisistucson #tucsonliving #azlife #az365 #azreflections #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #americansouthwest #divine_deserts #sonorandesert #PureSW #whywelovenature #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #naturelovers #beautyinthedesert #beautyofnature #arizona_photolife #natureaz #instanature #igsouthwest #igtucson #whyilovewhereilive
Fond of purple that I am, I was drawn by the vibrant hue and fragrant bouquet of this Texas Mountain Laurel (Calia secundiflora), growing in in the back yard of a drum circle pal here in Tucson. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ On that note, there's nothing like a scent to summon long-forgotten childhood memories. The fragrance of this tree reminded me of grape Kool-Aid, which I occasionally sold to sidewalk passers-by from my vendor stand, constructed from a cardboard refrigerator box! #lovepurple 💜 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌅 #desertdweller #desertlife #everything_imaginable #az365 #azreflections #landschaft #fiftyshades_of_nature #beautyinthedesert #westbysouthwest #landscapelovers #naturehippys_ #landschaftsfotografie #landscape_photography #beautyofnature #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #arizona_photolife #naturelover #naturelovers #americansouthwest #tree_shotz #treeworld #tree_magic #treehugger #treehuggers #instanature #natureaz #igtucson #igsouthwest
While hiking Wildflower Ridge Trail within Sweetwater Preserve, I was struck by the beauty of this Foothill Palo Verde, which means "green stick" in Spanish. I was happy to learn that the Foothill Palo Verde is Arizona's state tree. It grows up to 30 feet tall, lives upwards of 200 years in the wild and ~ like me ~ prefers rocky slopes and gravelly flats. 🌅🌵😎 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 👀 Several Palo Verdes surround my desert house and I'm eager to see this species bloom in late April and early May, when Palo Verdes regale themselves in vibrant yellow hues, and sprout pale yellow and whilte petals. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌵🌅🌼 #tree_shotz #paloverdetree #treeworld #treehugger #treehuggers #desertdweller #everything_imaginable #LifeisGoodArizona #whyilovewhereilive #thisistucson #azlife #az365 #azreflections #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #divine_deserts #sonorandesert #PureSW #whywelovenature #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #beautyinthedesert #beautyofnature #natureaz #instanature #igtucson #igsouthwest #igersaz #azgrammers #cactiworld
During this morning's hike on the Wildflower Ridge Trail within Sweetwater Preserve ~ a mere five minutes from my desert house in West Tucson ~ I was happy to capture several species of spectacular spring desert wildflowers with my Sony DSC-WX350. ⠀ ⠀ ❁ Daisies have always been my favorite posies because they're simple yet elegant. I'm so fond of daisies that, when I was in my early '20s, I had a simple yellow daisy tattooed on my ... well, let's leave that part a secret. 😎⠀ ⠀ 📷 IG Carousel post (please swipe for additional images in this post) ✨📷 ❀ Pictured here are Blackfoot Daisies. Also known as Rock daisy, Plains blackfoot, and Arnica (Melampodium leucanthum), the flower heads of Blackfoot Daisies smell like honey.⠀ ⠀ 🌵🌅🌼 #desertwildflowers #flowerporn #naturehippy #desertdweller #desertlife #everything_imaginable #thisistucson #tucsonliving #azlife #az365 #azreflections #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #americansouthwest #divine_deserts #sonorandesert #PureSW #whywelovenature #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #beautyinthedesert #beautyofnature #arizona_photolife #natureaz #instanature #instagramaz #igsouthwest #igarizona #igtucson #whyilovewhereilive
❁✿ Spectacular desert wildflowers captured on my Sony DSC-WX350 during hike along Wildflower Ridge Trail within Sweetwater Preserve in Tucson Mountain foothills. 🌸⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ✨📷 Pictured here are blooming Fairy Dusters (Calliandra eriophylla). When I was five years old, a delightful group of fairies visited me and promised that someday, they'd show me where they live. Now I know! 😊 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌵🌅🌼 #desertwildflowers #fairyflowers #flowerporn #naturehippy #desertdweller #everything_imaginable #LifeisGoodArizona #thisistucson #tucsonliving #azlife #az365 #azreflections #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #americansouthwest #divine_deserts #sonorandesert #PureSW #whywelovenature #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #naturelovers #beautyinthedesert #beautyofnature #arizona_photolife #natureaz #instanature #igsouthwest #igtucson #whyilovewhereilive
🌸❁✿ Spring desert wildflowers captured on my Sony DSC-WX350 during morning hike along Wildflower Ridge Trail within Sweetwater Preserve ~ just five minutes from my desert house in West Tucson. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 📷 IG Carousel post (please swipe for additional images in this post) ✨📷 Pictured here are creosote bushes (Larrea tridentata). Sleuthing online to learn more about them, I read that "the creosote bush only opens its stomata in the mornings when the humidity is relatively high and the loss of water is the lowest. It is during this time that creosote bush undergoes photosynthesis, and shuts it down when the sun rises higher. This is also why the Creosote bush always faces southeast." ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 🌵🌅🌼 #desertwildflowers #flowerporn #naturehippy #desertdweller #desertlife #everything_imaginable #LifeisGoodArizona #thisistucson #tucsonliving #azlife #az365 #azreflections #capturearizona #lowerleftusa #americansouthwest #divine_deserts #sonorandesert #PureSW #whywelovenature #westbysouthwest #fiftyshades_of_nature #naturelovers #beautyinthedesert #beautyofnature #arizona_photolife #natureaz #instanature #igsouthwest #igtucson #whyilovewhereilive
Beers and Bros. Nothing but trouble.
Spending some with in nature, with a chill in the air and a model to photograph. Makes for never having a dull moment! 🤗 . . . www.billybatemanphotography.com . . . #portrait_ig #portraitmode #portrait #portraitphotography #tucson #Arizona #az #mountlemmon #windypoint #model #modeling #picoftheday #picsoritdidnthappen #canon #canon_photos #igtucson . . . Looking for local models for new light painting portrait series. Visit my website for details! 🤗 website link in profile 😉
Advise from a cactus 🌵✨ •Get plenty of sunshine☀️ •Accentuate your strong points •Be patient through the dry spells •Conserve your resources •Don’t desert your friends •Wait for your time to bloom 🌸 •Stay sharp! ✨ . •embrace the wander• . . . #tck #influenster #makeyourownlane #dailyhabits #passportlife #nomad #ttot #traveltips #worldtravel #bosslady #qotd #womeninbusiness #SHEempire #entrepreneurmindset #lawofattraction #positivethinking #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife #igarizona #desertbotanicalgarden #igphx #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson
Reflect what you desire Become what you respect Mirror what you admire Become more aware of what is really worth your energy and things will work out. 💙✨ . •embrace the wander• . . . #igarizona #desertbotanicalgarden ##igphx #igtucson #cactus #visitarizona #see_arizona #igsouthwest #igerstucson #exploreaz #visittucson #desertlandscape #entrepreneurmindset #lawofattraction #positivethinking #explore #wanderlust #thewanderlustlife #justparadisetravelling #dailywonderpics
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