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by Owen R Murray

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I saw this interesting "fellow" while I was hiking to a hot springs in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The Ostrich is the largest bird and this this one weighed over 200 pounds.  They can easily outrun anyone so we tried not to upset him.  He was very curious but was very nervous and didn't hold still very long. 
 

Morning light on Bougainville flowers in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
 

 

 


Door from Old Town Mazatlan, Mexico.  Old Town is known for its interesting architecture.
 

Sunrise over the Panama Canal seen from the Atlantic side of the Canal.
 

La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica

 

First tulips of the season, Scottsdale Arizona

 

This Alligator Juniper tree is part of the Cypress Family.  This very large and very old tree is found on the Barnhardt hiking trail above 4,000 feet about 15 miles from Payson, Arizona.  Some of these trees can be 4 feet in diameter.

 


Daffodil bloomed in our backyard window box in Scottsdale Arizona.

 

 


A seldom seen Crested Saguaro Cactus.  This Crested Saguaro is near Cave Creek Trail #4, South of Seven Springs. You must hike two miles from the trailhead to see the cactus and then climb about 500 feet up a steep mountain to get close enough to see the detail of the cactus. 
According to the Saguaro National Park in Southern Arizona, only one Saguaro cactus in 250,000 is crested. 
 

Water fall, Cave Creek, Arizona

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A small portion of the fifteen-mile stretch of the rugged Na Pali Coastline on the North West shore of  Kauai island, Hawaii.  Na Pali literally means "the Cliffs" in Hawaiian.  Shown here is the red dirt cliffs at Awa,awapuhi.  Much of the coast is inaccessible because of the way the cliffs drop straight down into the ocean. 
 

Sunset on Phoenix Mountains Preserve Trail #100.

 

 

 


US Flag as seen from US transport ship as it was leaving the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
 

Butterfly at the Phoenix Botanical Garden.

 

Yellow Columbine, from the Buttercup family, at the Phoenix Botanical Garden.
 

Swallowtail Butterfly at the Phoenix Botanical Garden.

 

Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona.  Looking West from Vultee Arch.  5,000-6,000 ft elevation.

Prickly Pear cactus at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
 

Sunset on Phoenix Mountains Preserve Trail #100.

 


Butterfly at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden
 

Geese at sunrise on a lake in Papago Park in Phoenix.  Papago has a rich modern history as an Indian Reservation, National Monument, WWII Concentration Camp, Military Reserve Base, and since 1959, a public park.
 

Butterfly at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.
 

 


Sunset on Phoenix Mountains Preserve Trail #100.
 

 


Butterfly at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.

 

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