Archive for the 'Greater Arizona' Category

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau

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April 8, 2018 Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett My Best Friend suggested a rejuvenating walk at sunset during one of our many trips to California. She was right. This photo was snapped at Carlsbad. A few clouds made the sunset even more picturesque.

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Male Costa’s Hummingbird, Feb. 18, 2018

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March 7, 2018 A male Costa’s Hummingbird paused and fluffed his feathers for grooming recently at Tohono Chul Park in northwest Tucson. Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett   (Copyright @ Mike Padgett, ArizonaNotebook.com. All applicable U.S. and International copyright laws pertain to any and all photographs and other images and articles on this site. […]

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Paris sunset with distant sunbeams, June 6, 2011

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Feb. 25, 2018 Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett   (Copyright @ Mike Padgett, ArizonaNotebook.com. All applicable U.S. and International copyright laws pertain to any and all photographs and other images and articles on this site. Downloading, hot-linking, copying, reproducing, manipulating in any way and/or distribution by print, electronic media or other means is prohibited […]

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Lake Louise, Alberta, July 2012

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Feb. 13, 2018 “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 Photo copyright © Mike Padgett

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Hummingbird searching for lunch

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Feb. 9, 2018   Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett    

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Mission San Xavier del Bac, Jan. 23, 2010

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Mission San Xavier del Bac, located 10 miles southeast of downtown Tucson, was founded in 1692 by Padre Eusebio Kino. Copyright photo © by Mike Padgett

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New Orleans Sunrise, March 15, 2011

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Jan. 17, 2018   Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett

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Surprise visit from one of nature’s desert felines

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July 3, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A bobcat wandered into our lives 24 hours ago. We were standing in our dining room preparing to tackle a new jigsaw puzzle when the four-legged visitor surprised us. The desert feline was just a few feet from us, on the other side of the glass patio door. That […]

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It’s a good day when a coiled rattlesnake doesn’t strike

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May 2, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Today became a little brighter when I realized the rattlesnake had remained motionless while I worked just outside its striking range. The young rattler retreated to safety behind a potted agave and a golden barrel cactus. Photo copyright © by Mike Padgett For about 15 minutes before I spotted the […]

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Colorful art sparkles after dark in Arizona

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Feb. 27, 2017 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Picture several displays of artistic creations illuminated from within by various colors. One display is a set of five helium kites hovering over visitors’ heads. In a nearby canal is a collection of 50 floating spheres. The imaginative creations were part of a busy outdoor art scene my Best Friend […]

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