Monthly Archives: January 2017

I’m Batwing!

This guy (I think it is a male) is the black Atrophaneura Varuna or Batwing Butterfly; a member of the swallowtail family sans the tail.  Of all the butterflies at the wonderland, this one stood out the most!

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Atlas Shrugged

Well she (we were told this was a she) may have after her wings dried.  This is Miss Attacus Atlas a very big moth that had just recently emerged from her cocoon when we arrived at the Butterfly Wonderland in … Continue reading

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El Tigre

Well, the Tiger Longwing Butterfly that is.  More about butterflies, macro photography (and possibly about an epic macro fail if I can bare to show it) and where this critter and it’s relatives were. F5.6 – 100mm macro – 1/100 … Continue reading

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Leaving Usery for….

Now where were we heading off to in Arizona?

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Hiking in Usery – I’ll take the high road

And the high trail we did take.  At this point we hadn’t reached the top yet but what a view!  It was a girls only hike as DH and his dad went to a pub (the nerve of them!) and … Continue reading

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Hiking in Usery Mountain Regional Park

You take the low road….  

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The Saguaro

Saguaro are magnificent cactus and – in my opinion anyway – no two are exactly alike.  Some are just straight up and down without arms (known as spears) while others grow side arms.  They have an incredibly long life span … Continue reading

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