When we go fishing at Lake Pleasant in Maricopa County, AZ, we sometimes see some of the burros that live in the surrounding hills and gorges. They’re skinny little creatures but they go and do what they like, a condition of being feral. Desert Life suits them.
We go for walks in the desert. Now that spring is warming everything up, all types of desert inhabitants start to appear. Heat loving cactus are blooming, cold-blooded lizards bask in the sun and rabbits forage fallen seeds. I love the desert.
Another fishing trip, another inspiration for a painting. The Arizona mid-afternoon sun saturates all colors. They sparkle and glow. I do love Arizona.
The white bass are still biting at Lake Pleasant in Maricopa County, AZ. This is a view of the embankment at the lake shore. Ted’s doing the fishing, I take pictures, pic up fistfuls of discarded fishing line and look for lost Rolex’s on the beach.
Plein aire while Ted, Kirk and Tyler fished.
A hot day, a steep climb, another place in the world I’d never seen before. Wonderful. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1157215
This scene is from the end of a fishing trip. No fish but nice winter sunset.
Chollas are botanically in the subfamily of Opuntioideae, the same family which includes cactus’s with broad, flat leaves. The leaves of the Cholla are round-ish and really spiny. They quickly become stuck to any object that comes close to it. Their spines hurt and aren’t easy to remove once impaled in either fabric, fur orContinue reading “Field of Chollas”
We hiked to this overlook, then had to turn back to reach the car before dark.
The sky catches fire in Arizona.