Poppy

Poppy in bloom at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

Golden moment

Bee stops just long enough in a poppy to capture the beauty of both.

Night Bloom #2

Night blooming cactus flowers are a rare sight. They bloom overnight and for one night only. Often by the time people seem them in the morning, the flower is already beginning to die. I was excited to see this flower still blooming. Photograph taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

Monarch Butterfly

Taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Az.

Best Day Ever

A bee enjoys the plentiful supply of pollen from this cactus bloom. Taken at the Senora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.

Hangin out

Macro photo taken of a butterfly at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ

Cactus Bloom

Beautiful palate of colors provided by a cactus flower.

Golden Beauty

Taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

Nightbloom

Taken at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. These flowers bloom over night and bloom once. Often by the time you finish breakfast, they're on their way out.

Hangin on

Captured at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

Everywhere you look

Close up shot of Chihuly glass at Desert Botanical Garden.

Almost There

Hummingbird photo taken at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Az.

Blooming

Taken at the Mendocino Botanical Garden

I see you

Hummingbird taking a break and looking at the goofy guy with the big lens.

Poppies

Field of Mexican Poppies at McDowell Mountain

Field of beauty

Spring flowers displaying beautiful colors in Phoenix, AZ

A Bee's Goldmine

A bee enjoying the seemingly endless supply of pollen.

Field of gold

Field of blooming golden flowers on display. Photographed at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.

Looking at you

A bee took a brief moment to look direct at my lens before moving on to more important business.

Butterfly

Butterfly enjoying the beautiful flowers in Scottsdale, AZ

Ready To Go

Butterfly head on with it's wings fully spread.

Sharing the beauty

Butterfly spreading it's wings at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale, AZ.

Roses

I love being able to combine two of my loves. First, my love of my wife. She had a big smile on her face when she saw those gorgeous roses. Second, she encouraged me to take some photos of them and how could I say no?