This year, my regular walk along Queen Creek Wash in Gilbert turned up road runners, a spoon, chuparosa bushes, a glory of palo verde, geckos, desert cottontails, and a wind spinner in a yard backing onto the path.
I’m starting to experiment with effects possible with slow shutter speeds. To do better with this one, I think I’d need a neutral density filter (to avoid overexposing while leaving the shutter open long enough to make streaks of the coloured plastic circles on the vanes of the spinner) and I should use a tripod (which I don’t carry on my multi-mile walks. Go figure.).
I’d also want a less distracting background. I’m sure the owners of this house will get right on that for me. But this is a start, showing me what can be done.