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Paula Borchardt

Illustration ~ Tucson

Tucson in Spring

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Ocotillo and hummingbird


Tohono Chul Park


Dyssodia party


Globe mallow


Foothills Palo Verde Flower Buds


Sonoran desert spring color wheel


Parrys penstemon


Blue palo verde


Floss flower


Blue palo verde covered in yellow flowers


Penstemon in bloom


Tucson Yard Journal


I created this yearlong project to tell the story of all the amazing flora and fauna I enjoy throughout the seasons right here in my own yard.


Tucson Yard Journal - June

Yard Journal ~ June

Tucson Yard Journal - July

Yard Journal ~ July

Tucson Yard Journal - August

Yard Journal ~ August

Tucson Yard Journal - September

Yard Journal ~ September

Tucson Yard Journal - October

Yard Journal ~ October

Tucson Yard Journal - November

Yard Journal ~ November

Tucson Yard Journal - December

Yard Journal ~ December

Tucson Color Journal


I created this yearlong project as a celebration of the biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert as viewed through the lens of color.


Tucson colors in January

January colors

Tucson colors in February

February colors

Tucson colors in March

March colors

Tucson colors in April

April colors

Tucson colors in May

May colors

Tucson colors in June

June colors

Tucson colors in July

July colors

Tucson colors in August

August colors

Tucson colors in September

September colors

Tucson colors in October

October colors

Tucson colors in November

November colors

Tucson colors in December

December colors

More Tucson

Rose Canyon


Baby Bunny


Bats flying in the sky at dusk


Brittlebush - waiting for rain


Brittlebush leaf


Sonoran Desert Greens, August


Meet the Arizona Poppy - Caltrops


haiku for June


Sonoran Desert view


Red velvet mite




The colors in nature in Tucson in December


Sunset over the Catalinas