Jay Smith
Bobcats in the BackyardFlying SaucerThree Claret CupsQueen ButterflyDove in Saguaro BonnetLavender Lovinia and CactusLavender LoviniaBordered Patch ButterflyDoves on Saguaro SkeletonRainbow TrilogyQueen Butterfly in AgeratumLate Afternoon in the NeighborhoodSunset From Our DrivewayEarly Buds, Prickly Pear CactusSunrise in the Neighborhood
Neighborhood and Backyard
Our family has been fortunate to live in the foothills above Tucson for the past 35 years. This has provided a desert landscape literally at our doorstep. Walking or jogging 2 - 4 miles in our neighborhood has been a delight. Since retirement I have frequently taken my camera along allowing me to photograph the seasonal changes in the desert flora.

We built a butterfly garden in our backyard soon after I retired. This has brought scores of butterflies, especially in the summer and early fall. In addition, we have a small cactus garden which produces magnificent blossoms in the spring. All of the images of butterflies and cactus blossoms in this folder were captured in our backyard.