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Color to brighten your winter day

February 15, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

This scribe needed a winter break. Traveling to meet friends and relatives in Arizona and Nevada last week was just the right excuse to drive all the way to Arizona and a few places beyond. The drive was long but worth the effort. New scenery, warmer temperatures, more sun, great people to see and visit which added to the reasons to escape Iowa for a short time. Along the way, this scribe's camera was busy recording landscapes and wildlife that interested me. And so it is that my spousal unit and I just happened to accidentally on purpose end up for the major part of one day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The museum is an outdoor experience, a botanical garden of 21 acres containing 1,200 kinds of desert plants and 300 animal species that can be observed along its two miles of pathways. This is where today's photo of a Costa's Hummingbird was made. And now I get to share the image with you. I hope it brightens your day.



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