Spring into wildflowers

Wildflowers spring into Arizona. The last weeks of winter brought rains providing the desert landscape beautiful carpets of poppies, lupine and bladder pod. Picacho Peak and the Peridot Mesa were sighted as popular areas to capture these desert natives this year. Look to your favorite wildflower field report to find out the sightings for April and following months. Suggested online blogs are as follows: http://wildinarizona.com/wordpress/, http://www.dbg.org/gardening-horticulture/wildflower-infosite or https://www.desertmuseum.org/programs/flw_flowering.php.

It’s hard to believe that another year of our photography club will soon end. Members, come celebrate with our End-of-Year (EOY) Banquet. Being held on April 16, the evening will be filled with the best of the best imagery from the 2014-2015 competitions. The banquet will be coordinated by Judy Daidone who will again put on a great event. Be sure to place your order for the prime rib by our April 2 meeting. Alternative meals can be offered; contact Judy or share with her at the April 2 monthly meeting.

The club will continue throughout the summer for those remaining to weather the heat. We will meet the first Thursday of the month, May through September, with the exception of July due to the July 4 holiday weekend. The meetings will be in the Ceramics Room of the Cottonwood Country Club starting at 6:30 p.m. Watch here for some surprise events to be shared.

Our featured image of the month is shared amongst several members. Showcasing our member talent, follows: Dick Negaard wins top honors with his print of South Coyote Buttes; alongside him, William Lewis displays the color of yellow with some help in Honeybee on Dahlia; Bob Little shares some unexpected imagery for Arizona desert with Sea Life; while finally, you can wait to catch the next ride with Rita Magee’s Tombstone’s Last Responder.

The club’s spring trip will soon be upon us; destination, Joshua Tree National Park, here we come; April 6, 7 and 8. Contact Janet at [email protected] or Karen at [email protected] for details, itinerary, updates and time of departure.

The Sun Lakes Camera Club (SLCC) meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Navajo Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club from October through April. During the summer, the club meets the first Thursday of each month in the Ceramics Room of the Cottonwood Country Club. For more information about the SLCC and its activities call SLCC President, John Livoti at 480-895-6880, Vice President Burt Williams at 602-354-0266 or past President Fred Giese at 480-220-4394 or visit our website at sunlakescameraclub.com.