Since I have spent my time lately illustrating the new children's book, I have not been anywhere intresting; So I will report on Bart's latest travels to the Southwest. The photo above is somewhere in Utah.
Desolate but beautiful.
A Red-shafted Flicker and friend.
Bart purchased a fixer-upper house in Bisbee where his daughter Sarah lives.
Bisbee is a very funky town in Southeast Arizona near the border. My dad worked the copper mines there when he was young.
A panorama of the area.
In my youth I camped nearby and had some wild adventures with skunks and rattlesnakes among other things but I escaped unscathed.
The Milky Way.
A female Broad-billed Hummingbird.
They only occur in Southeast Arizona and points south into Mexico.
Although the female above shows hints of real beauty it is the male that displays spectacular colors.
There are many species of sparrows in the area and the Black-throated is the most striking and common.
It even displays a short crest.
A male House Finch. I miss Arizona but do not desire to move back.