All posts by “Jaina

Photograph of a tree in autumn, covered with orange and red leaves.

Is summer coming to an end?

It might be a little too soon for me to celebrate, but we had our first sub 100F day earlier this week since summer began. I’ve been able to have breakfast sitting outside. Summer is officially winding down and I can’t wait. Taken last year […]

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Photograph of the night sky lit up with stars

Respect to astrophotographers

I downloaded the app. I watched the app’s tutorial videos. I checked the weather. I watched some videos and read some tutorials about the how of astrophotography. I packed the right kit. And yet, I was still unprepared. Taken in Cornville, Arizona, this was my […]

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Photograph of a man walking away along a bush lined path, while smoking.

Down the garden path

I can barely remember taking this photo. But I do remember being in Oxford. Having a wander around with my brother. Getting introduced to a new place because of this photo. (And others taken on the same day.) I’m reminded of the lovely ever-changing British […]

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Photograph of Phoenix's Westward Ho building with a palm tree in the foreground to the right.

Disappearing into the sky

I didn’t notice. I thought I was being observant. Taking the time to take in what I was seeing, but I didn’t see it. I didn’t see until now that the antenna atop the Westward Ho looks like it’s disappearing into the sky. But I […]

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Photograph of bunny rabbit ear cacti, looking over them.

Catching the morning light

Do you have a favourite cactus? Having lived in the desert for a few years, I think I have a few favourites. The cutests of all has to be the bunny ear cactus. It looks cute enough to touch with the morning light dancing so […]

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Photograph of a line of black and yellow bollards on the right set against a blue sky, dirt ground, and sun in the top left corner.

Oh bollards

Haphazardly leaning. Not at all blending in (which might actually be intentional). The light hitting them just right. A photo was inevitable. And that’s all here. It just took some good lighting and my strange way of seeing the mundane.

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Photograph of the tops of green mountains and hills with a dead tree in the foreground.

Arizona, you beauty

I am continually reminded of how effing beautiful this state is. When most folks think of Arizona, their minds immediately go to the desert landscapes and saguaro cacti. But head into the mountains, and you’re met with vistas like this. North east of Payson, AZ […]

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Photograph of two saguaro cacti that look like they're hugging.

The embrace

It’s bizarre that we humans like to put faces to inanimate or non-human objects. Might be a bizarre human trait but it’s also highly amusing. Don’t tell me I’m the only one who sees two saguaro hugging in this photo

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Photograph of a person's silhoutte as they take a photo in front of a yellow door surrounded by red bricks.

Progress

My two front doors. It’s exciting to now go to my house and seeing some progress. Things have been at a standstill for a few weeks. But now, work has started again. And I’ve got my documentation project going again. The challenge I’m finding with […]

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