Author Archives: Donna Catterick

Stripes and Concretions

I think I found a new favorite rock. You do have favorite rocks, don’t you? I’ve been hiking in this canyon for years and never saw this rock until yesterday. It’s about three feet (1m) across – not inconspicuous. The … Continue reading

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Juniper Nest

This sweet nest is safely in a juniper snag, also protected by a Christmas cactus. But it’s only about a foot off the ground! The tree is quite dead, but the nest is in good condition. Makes me think it … Continue reading

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Snow in the Desert

It snowed here in New Mexico last week. Snow in the desert surprises people and plants. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Curvaceous Juniper

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Grandma Ve’s Spoon

Evangeline Shattuck was my great-grandfather’s second wife, not a direct relative of mine. But she was the only great-grandmother I remember. This was her serving spoon and I treasure it. I have neglected this blog and now realize how much … Continue reading

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Windshield Rain Abstract

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Mesquite Beans

The mesquite beans seem extra red this year. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Millipede Exoskeleton

I often post photos of exoskeletons of dead millipedes – bleached white in the desert. But photos of live millipedes are also exoskeletons, aren’t they? And the white one for comparison.

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Simple and Consistent

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Lyman Lake SP

This Spring was my first time camping at an Arizona state park. Lyman Lake was nicely located for my trip home. Good hiking, petroglyphs, nice showers – I was happy there.

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Sad and Pretty Feathers

I fear this bird did not give up these beauties willingly.

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Secluded

When I’m camping, I prefer a quiet, private space. Found that at Navajo National Monument. My RV is close to the picnic table, but hard to see. And I could not see my neighbors. Navajo National Monument, Arizona, USA.

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Beware!

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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New and Old

This year’s yucca seed pod and the remains of last year’s. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Joshua Tree Blossom

Truth or Consequences,New Mexico, USA.

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Memories Merging

This Spring I stopped at one if my favorite campsites, Canyon View, at Navajo National Monument. This time with FlossieB. Three years ago I was with Cassie. Bittersweet. Navajo National Monument, Arizona, USA.

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