Friday, July 25, 2014
Route 66 Neon: Nackard Inn / Downtowner / Motel / Sensible Rates. In Flagstaff, Arizona.

Route 66 Neon: Nackard Inn / Downtowner / Motel / Sensible Rates. In Flagstaff, Arizona.

Route 66 Neon: The Saga Motel, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Route 66 Neon: The Saga Motel, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

For ________. You’re going to reap just what you sow.

(Source: Spotify)

Sphinx.
White-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Sphinx.

White-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Hopper.
Blue-winged grasshopper (Leprus sp.), in Flagstaff, Arizona. This insects’ otherwise impeccable camouflage is defeated by the brilliant blue coloring on its legs and abdomen. And in flight its exposed hindwings flash like sapphires. 
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Hopper.

Blue-winged grasshopper (Leprus sp.), in Flagstaff, Arizona. This insects’ otherwise impeccable camouflage is defeated by the brilliant blue coloring on its legs and abdomen. And in flight its exposed hindwings flash like sapphires. 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Curve-billed thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), on saguaro (Carnegiea giganteum, top photo), and organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi, bottom). At the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) on organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi). At the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Tentatively Brewer’s sparrow (Spizella breweri) on organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi). At the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. 
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Tentatively Brewer’s sparrow (Spizella breweri) on organ pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi). At the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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Lesser goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria), on whitebush verbena (Aloysia gratissima), at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

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White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica), feeding on saguaro cactus fruit (Carnegiea gigantea), at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I’ll be taking a tumblr break for a few days while Thing 1 visits from Virginia. 
Here’s a rodeo cowboy ("My back!!!") and startled calf ("I don’t understand. What’s happening to me!?!") to mark your place until regular posts resume. 

I’ll be taking a tumblr break for a few days while Thing 1 visits from Virginia. 

Here’s a rodeo cowboy ("My back!!!") and startled calf ("I don’t understand. What’s happening to me!?!") to mark your place until regular posts resume.