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POTD: Battle Scars

Battle Scars
Tucson Mountains, Arizona
2022

Scars and imperfections on a saguaro cactus make for an interesting abstract image.

POTD: Still Life With Woodpecker

Still Life With Woodpecker
Tucson Mountains, Arizona
2022

A Gila woodpecker to be exact, sitting on a branch of an ocotillo plant. Since I stole the title for this image from Tom Robbins, the least I can do is to include a quote from his book of the same name.

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”
                                   ― Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

POTD: A Word of Caution

A Word of Caution
Glasgow, Montana
2022

This comes across as a rather harsh jolt after the more calm and serene photos of the last few days, but reality is like that sometimes. This person seems really concerned about the loss of some of their backyard stash of treasures. He had no worries with me though–he’d have to pay me to haul any of it away.

POTD: New Neighbor

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New Neighbor
Bozeman, Montana
2022

This is the first bobcat we’ve ever seen at our mountain house. Along with all the non or smaller predatory species, we’ve seen bears and mountain lions, but not bobcats until this year. This not-too-good photo was taken by a trailcam on a rainy foggy day when we were not there, but a day or so later it walked the length of the porch in front of the house while were watching out the windows. We think it may be stalking the rabbits living under the porch that we frequently see coming out to graze on our lawn.

POTD: Solstice Flowers #4

Solstice Flowers #4
Bozeman, Montana
2022

While the lupine blooms have been declining in recent years, the forget-me-nots are rapidly expanding.