Mountains, but no lions. January 26, 2009.
|From my Picasa album Sabino Canyon 2009|
Let's start with this one from January, taken on an afternoon tramp through Sabino Canyon. I probably had a number of shots that day that were technically better or had nicer scenery, but this is the one that's most memorable for me. That mountain lion sign amuses me so much that I've made edited versions of this shot for comedic effect. Below is an example I posted on Flickr, featuring the Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who:
The Tenth Doctor in denial. December 2009.
In February I started posting several series of "Reid Park Ramble," my galleries of photos taken while exploring Gene C Reid Park with my dogs. Here's one of the more unusual shots. The bronze statue is one of a number of figures at the Cancer Survivors Plaza. Intrigued that it looks like a person, Pepper gives its hand a sniff!
Pepper checks out a bronze cancer survivor. February 20th, 2009.
|From A Reid Park Ramble|
In March, I was witness to the single best sunset I've ever seen, at Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains:
Best. Sunset. Ever. Gates Pass, March 6, 2009.
|From West Side Story|
In April, I took the dogs up Mount Lemmon. Here's my favorite of those shots:
This was on my desktop at church for several months. Windy Point, April 21, 2009.
|From Mount Lemmon Highway|
My second favorite is this one:
Cayenne at Geology Vista (I think). April 21, 2009.
From Mount Lemmon Highway
In May, Pepper met a couple of young children in Reid Park:
Pepper likes kids. Cayenne, not so much. Reid Park, May 6, 2009
|From Canine Encounters|
In June, I found it necessary to photograph some highly unusual clouds:
One of the few times I've had pretty lens flares. June 9, 2009.
|From Clouds Over Tucson|
We're only up to June, so let's continue this on the next entry.