Daffodil & Pickup

Photography Now & Then #31

Today’s photo: Daffodil shoots peeking up through pine needles and leaves, west-central Arkansas January 31, 2018(Pentax K-3 II)

Today’s photo1: Daffodil shoots peeking up through pine needles and leaves, west-central Arkansas January 31, 2018(Pentax K-3 II)

It’s not unusual for us to have daffodils blooming in early February.  I don’t believe we can take these shoots as an indicator of an early spring, though. Walking around the yard, I didn’t see any early developing buds on any of the trees, just what I would normally expect for the last day of January. Karen said she thought she had found where a crocus was starting to come up.

Photo Favorite: Pickup towing a bumper-pull travel trailer through Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, October 9, 2011 (Pentax K-r)

Photo Favorite2: Pickup towing a bumper-pull travel trailer through Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, October 9, 2011 (Pentax K-r)

Petrified Forest National Park has limited services for park visitors.  There is a gas station, diner, and convenience store adjacent to the Painted Desert Visitor Center at the park entrance at Exit 311 on Interstate 40. There is no lodging or camping in the park.

Petrified Forest National Park is in northeastern Arizona. In its south, the Rainbow Forest is full of colorful petrified wood. It’s home to the Rainbow Forest Museum, with its paleontology exhibits and many trail access points. In the park’s center are the petroglyphs of Newspaper Rock and the ruined village of Puerco Pueblo. To the north, the Painted Desert Inn, a 1930s adobe building, is a museum with Hopi murals.3


  1. Today’s Photo is a photo that is almost always taken the day of the blog post.  In some instances, posts may be backdated if internet access is not available on the day of the photo or other reasons prevent posting Photograph Now and Then.
  2. Photo Favorite is a randomly selected older photograph from a batch of photos specifically “curated” for Photograph Now and Then.
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