On the night of March 1, 2023 a powerful winter storm blew through Arizona and left a blanket of snow on the Sonoran Desert.
Humble creosote bush produces a fragrant aroma when it rains in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun
The humble creosote bush is the plant responsible for the desert rain aroma that some fragrance makers try to replicate.
A visit to Petrified Forest National Park is like traveling millions of years back in time
In addition to large deposits of fossilized wood, Petrified Forest National Park also features ancient petroglyphs and hundreds of acres of Arizona’s jaw-dropping Painted Desert.
This strawberry hedgehog cactus can’t contain the color
A Low growing desert cactus that grows in clusters, the hedgehog cactus is known for bright flowers that bloom April to late May.
How to tell the difference between Saguaro and Arizona barrel cactus
Knowing the difference between Saguaro and Arizona Barrel cactus can help you better appreciate the diverse plant life in the desert.
Cool Springs Station worth going out of the way for
Everyone knows the secret to a successful rest stop is to build a modern facility with all the bells and … More
Sawyer Mini water filtration system can save your life
Drinkable water can mean life or death if you’re out adventuring in Arizona. When the temperature rockets above 100 degrees … More
Where to find ancient petroglyphs on Badger Springs Trail at Agua Fria National Monument
Half way between Phoenix and Sedona, is a spot at the Badger Springs exit to pull off and stretch your legs. While you’re there, take a jaunt down the Badger Springs Trail to see petroglyphs and more of Arizona’s other amazing natural wonders.
Saguaro cactus stands boldly like a Sentinel in the Arizona desert
Saguaros are the signature plant of the Sonoran Desert. Silhouetting one against a flaming sunset remains irresistible to photographers – … More
Teddy Bear Cholla lives up to Jumping Cholla nickname
Anyone who has spent more than a few days in Arizona has likely heard cautionary tales of the “jumping Cholla” … More
Meet the artist behind the desert moon pic that went viral
Recently, I had a chance conversation with Saija Lehtonen – the photographer who brought a well-timed shot of a desert … More
Palo Verde museum tree
A mainstay in desert landscapes, the Palo Verde tree shares its beauty year round on ten inches or less of … More