South to the Border

Ocotilla plants appear to be dead, thorny sticks except for the short time they bloom like this. I am so fortunate to have friends who know every dirt road and driveable wash in this area.  Eager to get outside and distance ourselves from others, I join guides Jane and Leyman for an escape along I-10 […]

A Distant Place of Refuge

To escape the worries of daily life right now while maintaining social distance, Jane guides me to the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area southeast of Benson.  Because this part of Arizona is pretty much a desert, I am shocked to find a waterfowl refuge reminiscent of Lake Mattamuskeet in coastal North Carolina here amidst dust, tumbleweeds […]