Archive for April, 2011

Taliesin West

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I explored Phoenix today. I did the tour at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West facility this afternoon. It’s an architecture university and historical monument near Scottsdale.

Here’s the school and living quarters. Notice all the triangles.

Anza-Borrego State Park

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

I drove south through Palm Springs and along the west shore of the Salton Sea today to get to the park. Some of the earliest and best wildflower blooms have been ocurring here. Here’s a shot looking north from the Visitor Center at Borrega Springs.

Badaja

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

I checked out the wildflower bloom at the Badaja Trail near the south entrance. Here’s a Beaver Tail Cactus on the nature trail.

Cottonwood Spring

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I explored the Cottonwood Spring area at the south edge of the park yesterday. This is where most of the blooming is occurring. Here’s one of a pair of Black Throated Sparrows that were buzzing me in the wash below the spring: