Strathcona Skywatch #2

For most of the day it alternated between blue sky and cloud. While looking for mushrooms last weekend up at Buttle Lake we also had the opportunity to do some weather watching. On the coast, the skies were blue and cloudless. Heading west from Campbell River towards the Buttle Lake corridor of Strathcona Provincial Park we were apprehensive about the …

A Change in Weather – BC Skywatch #1

Skyscape #1 This week we had a brief respite from the monotonous grey sky and rain that characterizes a typical coastal British Columbia winter. However, the blue skies did not last long and I captured this series of images as a major front moved in. I loved how dramatic these clouds were – enjoy! Skyscape #2 Skyscape #3 Skyscape #4

Organ Pipe Cactus NM – Arizona Skywatch #5

Brittlebush, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona For this Skywatch Friday post I’m returning once again to the brilliant blue skies of Arizona. In March of 2008, my wife and I and our 8 month old son spent 10 days visiting a number of natural history destinations in this fascinating (and warm) state. One of our must see destinations was …

Cave Creek Canyon – Arizona Skywatch #4

Cave Creek Canyon With the cold October rains beginning here in British Columbia I returned to my photographs of last spring’s trip to Arizona in search of blue skies and warm memories for this week’s Skywatch Friday post. Part of our trip took us to Portal, Arizona and Cave Creek Canyon. This area is renown for its birding and was …

Madera Canyon – Arizona Skywatch #3

Santa Rita Mountains One of the primary reasons to visit Arizona during spring break (aside from getting a break from the winter weather up here in BC) is the excellent opportunities for bird watching and botanizing as well as superb sky watching. Last March I joined two fellow naturalists and spent a week traveling around southeastern Arizona. One of our …

Chiricahua NM – Arizona Skywatch #2

On these dark, wet, autumn days it’s worthwhile digging in the archives in search for some bluer skies for Skywatch Friday. These images were taken on the Echo Canyon/Heart of Rocks/Big Loop trail in Chiricahua National Monument last March during a spring break birding and botanizing trip to Arizona. The geology at Chiricahua is phenomenal and the weather in March …