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This baby Tree Swallow was nesting in a cavity of a dead tree on the edges of a field of Yellowstone geysers and mudholes. Minutes later a parent was feeding the chick.
"Guardian Dog". While setting up this shot, a stray dog wandered in from the side of frame. After securing his position, he turned and gazed directly into the camera, the alluring calm of his presence
Sand from Antelope Canyon
A hard days work
Light from above
Relaxing with the butterflies
Pollination - This hollyhock is loaded with pollen just waiting for a bee. Found outside Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, MT
Top of the Falls- 
While the numbers are on the side of the salmon, we saw many meet this fate at Brooks Falls.
Out of the Ashes - All around us, in Yellowstone Park were these signs of volcanic activity and hot, hot water. Yet out of the gray, ashy travertine these colorful flowers (bluebells et al) bloom.
Lizard in the sun
Flags-in:  Memorial Day Week-end at Golden Gate National Cemetery.  Going to one of our National Cemeteries on Memorial Day with all of the "flags-in" at the grave sites is quite moving and quite humb
Daffodil close up
Found this little blue moth while taking a walk along road in Yellowstone Park. He posed so nicely.
White Morph Fishing
Butterfly evening meal
Blossoms in the spring
Fast Food - not exactly sure what this is, other than a dragon fly eating something. Got the shot at Sunset Crater National Park east of Flagstaff.
First sign of spring - In Connecticut, just before the first mowing of the lawn, after a long winter, these precious little flowers pop up. We don't get much chance to see them other times as they get
Friends - Saguaro cactus and Palo Verde (?) tree just outside national forest along Gates Pass, Tucson, AZ
Crown of pink flowers, found at San Xavier del Bac mission, Tucson, AZ
Old fence found on drive just south of Moab, UT
Rainy day shot of the old windmill at Boyce Thompson Arboretum about an hour from SE of Phoenix.
Dodge Truck at Boyce Thompson Arboretum about an hour from SE of Phoenix. The arboretum features desert plantings from all over the globe.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Daffodil close up

Daffodil close up

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Date Taken: 03.2011
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