exploring our amazing natural spaces

Archive for May, 2016

Carefree vista

In Carefree Arizona an early morning hike up Cave Creek’s Black Mountain Trail shows off wide angle views of the valley below. These saguaro cactus (pronounced “sah-wah-ro”) seem to be doing just fine thank you very much in the rocky “soil” of the Arizona desert.

copyright Gene Kalligher

Morning stretch

The loons on this small lake seem to love hearing their calls echo off the trees. Me too especially late at night. What would a true north woods experience be without the cry of the loon?

cloudy start loons