A beautiful warm day today spoiled by too much wind. I've been to Tucson a lot of times, and I don't remember the weather being as weird as it is now. But I got to thinking that it might have something to do with me traveling in the opposite direction than I normally do. Normally I would be somewhere in the Quartzsite general area about this time of year and I would be getting to Tucson in the early spring on my long, slow trip back to Colorado. But then I checked the weather map for what's going on in the rest of Arizona and the weather is weird everywhere else so I guess my clockwise travel around Arizona doesn't really explain it.
I'm really looking forward to the high school rodeo this weekend for all of the picture taking opportunities I should get because a high school rodeo is a lot more laid-back than a professional rodeo, or at least all the ones I've been to in Colorado. They don't sell tickets so anyone can come in and watch if they want to, but for the most part there's no one there except the families of the contestants so it's not crowded at all which means there's no restrictions on where a spectator or a photographer can be, as long as you don't pose a danger to yourself or anyone else.
So if this one is like all the others, I'll be able to walk around anywhere I want and take pictures of anything without having to sit in a grandstand a couple of hundred feet away from the action like you have to do at professional rodeos. In fact the last pro rodeo I went to in Colorado Springs, professional type cameras weren't even allowed in the stands for fear a picture of a PRCA "Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association" rider would get published without him getting paid.
So with a lot of luck and limited skills I might be able to get some pretty decent pictures of the rodeo which will help me get over the extreme disappointment of the pictures I took at the cattle cutting competition last weekend.
When I first started this blog I made the pictures clickable so if you clicked on them they got bigger, but I started having problems with that and sometimes when you clicked on the picture it got smaller. Some folks thought that was a good start and I should make the pictures completely disappear with two clicks so no one ever had to see them again.
I thought that was very humorous, and since I have a good sense of humor it only took three years of therapy to get me over it. But today I decided to try it all again and see if I could get the clickable thing to work the way it's supposed to. The problem is I can't test it until the blog has been published on the Internet and all of my readers, both of them, have seen it, so I might be trying to get this right for the next few days, I don't think there's any danger involved it will just require some patients.
A whole herd of young Saguaro's
Infrared picture of Saguaro Cactus. it actually doesn't look much different than any other black-and-white picture.