Thursday, July 28, 2022

Cool Moth

 I came out of my motel room in Williams, Arizona and saw this beauty hanging on my tire.  At first I thought it was a big leafy stick stuck right into the tire, and hoped the tire wouldn't go flat.  Then I realized what it was:

Look how much well it camouflages itself as a leaf:

After I rescued it, I found a tree to put it in.  Unfortunately the bark wasn't the right color, but imagine if it were:

Nature is amazing.


Monday, July 18, 2022

Creamed Brains and Kidney Stew

 This is enough to make a meat hypocrite like me turn vegetarian:

But I admire people who used every part of the animal, who never wasted anything, unlike most of us now.  

From the Household Searchlight Recipe Book in the visitor center in Williams, Arizona

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Sunset at the Grand Canyon

The pictures says it all:

This was the day after my rim to river to rim hike in April (Down South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch, up Bright Angel).  DO NOT TRY THIS IN ONE DAY IN SUMMER OR WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING!!!  But you can enjoy the views over the rim at any time of year.  For more details on the hike, see this post:

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Lightning scar on a Ponderosa Pine

This is one of the best lightning scars I've been able to photograph.  It went round and round the trunk. 

This Ponderosa Pine still seems healthy. What a survivor.