Hi, thank you for reading.  Photography and writing are two of my favorite things so blogging is the perfect creative outlet for me. I started blogging in February 2009 and have written almost 800 posts.

I’m married, a central Phoenix homeowner (I love Phoenix, specifically downtown), and a cat rescuer (we currently have 6…1 inside, 5 outside, with some other visitors…and have placed many others). I’m an alumnus of Arizona State University.

Seven Springs before the tarantula appeared!

I made WordPress’s  Freshly Pressed on September 26, 2011 with this post and again on March 29, 2012 with this post! Nature is my favorite subject…birds, butterflies, anything else that crosses my path but birding and bird photography are my favorite pastimes. I’ve had some photos chosen for Friday Fotos by Arizona Highways Magazine. Here’s the album where they are all together.

Also for their “Moonstruck” album, on September 28, 2015:


 Arizona Highways also has a Photo of the Day on their website. They have used 5 of my photos so far, on 1.29.17, 5.4.1712. and 10.6.18. The first 4 were bird photos and the last is a landscape! I would so love to be in the magazine itself someday…my dream along with the dream of most other Arizona photographers.

One of my photos (of Lynx Lake) was included in a short video that Arizona Highways compiled to celebrate Nature Photography Day on June 15, 2019.

All of these Arizona Highways photos are in an album on Flickr.

I have a photo credit in 4 books.

My Books
Flickr Explored 4.28.19

I’ve won the Pennington Wild Bird Feed Weekly Photo Contest 3 times with these photos of a Phainopepla, Gambel’s Quail, and Labber-backed Woodpecker:

Ladderbacked WP

If you’d like to contact me: maccandace@aol.com.

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    1. Well, thank you very much. I’m new at it but I love it. By the way, your avatar/gravatar (Tabbie?) is so cute–I’ve never seen quite that expression on a cat’s face before. I’ve added you to my blogroll, if you don’t mind.


  1. As promised I’ve “walked” a few steps through your blog and certainly admire your productivity and the plethora of interests. Great site! I sincerely hope that your quest for a paying gig related to your degree comes about soon but that it it does it doesn’t stifle your creativity. Keep smiling and thanks for your comments on my photo blog, such as it is…


    1. Thank you for the compliments. I don’t really look for paying gigs in art anymore–it’s been several years since I graduated, and I do mean quite a few–and I’ve worked for the same org for a looong time and am still gainfully employed so I think I better stick with it. If I had a job in the arts, I probably wouldn’t be working anymore now. Side gigs, though, I would certainly take! I love your blog, Earnest.


  2. I’ve enjoyed your series over quite a long time now and find your work original and very well done. I’m especially taken with the murals… what an interesting addition to a city’s appearance.

    You happened up on my blogspot blog and was surprised that I was double blogging. I’m not too happy with aminus3’s limit to picture size. Some photos I would like to show closer to full screen size. So, I’m playing around with blogspot which can do that either in the original post, or upon posting a small picture, have a larger version when the smaller one is clicked on. I don’t know whether I’ll continue on blogspot or not. I’m into Aminus3 so extensively I’d hate to quit. I did that with my-expressions where I still have hundreds of pictures…just taking up space!
    Thanks for visiting my blog(s) and commenting. Don


  3. Hi Candace,
    I’m a grad student, and one of my projects is to create an online database. I choose to collect and share photos of murals and other art in Phoenix. Your photos on this subject are fantastic and I’d really appreciate your permission to use some of them for my project (you can read more about it on my blog if you wish). Any questions, just let me know!


  4. Hi Candace. I am a new fan of your blog. I love Arizona and your posts make me feel as though I’m there. I’m coming to Scottsdale next week and as I looked for inspiration on things to do I came across your beautiful photos. .I am nominating you for the Illuminating Blogger Award. To collect your badge and to read the rules of acceptance go to http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/. To read what I wrote and to see the other 4 nominees, go to http://travelwithintent.com/awards/illuminating-blogger-award-february-2013/. Happy Blogging!


  5. Thanks for your comment on my “Post Office” post!! I look forward to getting your card. I have just recently discovered Arizona – twice teaching in Phoenix in AUGUST, at Art Unraveled, and just recently teaching in Tucson in January, with a half-day hike up in the mountains. I REALLY want to vacation in AZ, hike, and just drink in the air, the mountains, the desert, the whole thing.


  6. Freshly Pressed twice is AWESOME, Candace 🙂 That’s just fantastic.

    Blogging is indeed perfect for writing & photography, yes.

    Hey, just want to say my lapus lazuli is on the way. Wonderful wonderful! 🙂 I’m delighted – thank you for that.


  7. Decided to try and find other lifestyle bloggers here in Phoenix and came across your blog. Love the photos of nature and the Calle 16 murals. Been following them from a a distance whenever I pop over to the Hive. Looks like we have a lot in common. Looking forward to following your adventures.


  8. Hello Candace!

    My name is Seanna Tucker and I am Communications Manager at Amazing Expos.

    Your Glenrosa Blog (And the PimpMyCats Blog!) is really interesting. We enjoy how much your photography contributes to the happenings in and around Phoenix. Your cats are really beautiful. Because of your love of cats, we thought you might be interested in attending the Phoenix Pet Expo!

    It occurs Saturday, May 17 from 10AM – 6PM at WestWorld of Scottsdale. This FREE, indoor and air-conditioned event will attract nearly 10,000 attendees along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to enjoy a new and one-of-a-kind experience where all pets are welcome. All well-behaved pets can attend, as long as they’re on a fixed leash (or in a carrier) and have proof of age-appropriate rabies vaccines. You can also find more information at http://www.phoenixpetexpo.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/phoenixpetexpo.

    We’d be grateful for any coverage that you might provide! If you happen to be interested (and I hope you are!), we’d love to invite you (and any of the kitties!) to attend the event and we can coordinate an interview with Shorty Rossi (or any of our other guests), if you’d like. Just let me know and we’d be happy to facilitate that for you.

    If you know anyone else who might be interested, please feel free to pass our information along – we’d love to be in touch.

    Please let me know if there’s an email that we can reach you at.

    Seanna M. Tucker
    Communications Manager, Amazing Pet Expos


  9. I posted once before but I lost it. Hopefully it’ll show up.
    Anyhowl, (pun intended), I asked about Verdins’ nests. Some nests near my sister’s home in Corona de Tucson appear similar to the photos of Verdins’ on your blog but the nests are more tunnel like and the birds who fussed at us, my sister’s neighbor Peggy and I, seemed larger and had a small crest.
    If you know what bird it is I would love to know.
    Thank you so much.
    Elizabeth, in Lovettsville, Va.

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  10. Hi. Just found you (and thanks for the ‘like,’ by the way. I followed your blog, and look forward to spending more time here. I took an extended train trip in February and March, and happened to go through your neck of the desert, although that part was at night, unfortunately. But i did wake up at 3 a.m. and caught a scene out the window that prompted this bit of fluff. https://wordpress.com/post/hemmingplay.com/3969

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  11. Hi Candace, I’m interested in using one of your photos in a forthcoming history of the twentieth-century Southwest to be published by University of Arizona Press. Please let me know the best way to contact you.

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