The bizarre-looking, slow-moving, plant-eating walking stick – among the most intriguing of the insects – has raised camouflage, mimicry and defense to a veritable art form. Through an adaptation called “crypsis,” it blends in so perfectly with its natural habitat … Continue reading
Our assistant extraordinaire Molly and the tallest wild sunflowers we have ever seen! One gallon starters the spring before last, they die back in the winter only to explode in the Spring and bloom again when Autumn rolls around.
While we leave most of them for the birds, we enjoy tasting the light, slightly sweet crunchiness of these amazing fruits!
We have had reports from several guest about an unusual looking visitor to our water bowl. The description fits. Here’s the lowdown~ The Coati is a raccoon-like omnivore, but is more slender and possesses a longer snout. It is a … Continue reading
Thanks to Prescott guest Judy McCormick for catching this rare moment!
Lately I have been enjoying the virtue of a fried egg or two on top of, well, just about anything. Pasta, a corn tortilla slightly crisped with some melted cheese, and salads. This one takes its inspiration from Salade Lyonnaise, … Continue reading
This morning on my 2 mile walk along the Tanque Verde Wash I saw dozens of these distinct lizards. I have never seen so many of them in one outing – they were all over the place! With their rapid … Continue reading
Light and rich at the same time, this dish offers the beauty of blintzes in an easy casserole. I assemble the day before, refrigerate, and bake it off in the morning. Always a big hit! BLINTZ BATTER: 1/4 cup butter, … Continue reading