Time Slipped By
An old wagon wheel sits in front of a horse stall reminding one of the untamed wild west.
PowWow Wild Berry
These pretty echinacea blooms put their best foot forward today at the AZ Desert Botanical Garden.
Amongst the Crowd
Stands an extraordinary gift who's light shines bright in rich, enchanting colors. May your life be blessed with a gift so special.
This ocotillo fence with its remaining seasonal foliage is a prickly, tightly woven barrier to privacy.
Waldo E Forster 2931
This 1923 Pullman car once served the USA as a US Army ambulance car during WWII. It was last seen by this photographer in Yuma, AZ.
Also known as No 644, Jersey Lil is a Pullman passenger car and was featured in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean with Paul Newman and Ava Gardner. This beauty may now be in Carson City, NV but was last seen by this photographer in Yuma, AZ.
Fugitive Snowbird #2921 was an ex-Long Island Railroad commuter car and an ex Metro North Commuter car. It was last seen in 2011 in Yuma, AZ with sure signs of weathering.
WYCO 3493 - III
WYCO 3493 - II
WYCO 3493 - I
I love old trains, which is perfect because so does my husband. This baggage coach sits in Clarkdale, AZ.
WYCO Laramie 3087
From what I can tell this car may have started out as a 52 seat commuter on the WYCO route and then changed to an 82 seat commuter. Now it is retired in Clarkdale, AZ. It would have been great to been able to see inside!
Fairy Duster II
A vibrant red flower from a drought resistant bush found in the Sonoran and Chihuahuan desert. Dreams are made of this.
Fairy Duster I
I wonder who lives here and if their lives are intertwined. Do they share in each other's joy and sadness, or is only the cordial nod and smile extended in the passageways?
The sun starts to set over the world's greatest canyon.
If You Dare to Knock
....will you be answered?
Welcome Autumn II
A period of beautiful transition and inner reflection.
Welcome Autumn I
The exposed skeleton of a once magnificent saguaro standing so closely to its living relative offers a thought provoking moment by Mother Nature of just how close our beloved ancestors are to us.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step ~ Laozi
A Postcard from Heaven
The heavens brilliantly open and reveal their unfiltered glory.
May you always have plenty of sunshine in your life.
A Step Back in Time
for this photographer brings back childhood memories of the Gila Valley.
Sometimes it takes many to share the load.
There is always a direction to turn to lighten the load.
You Are My Sunshine
Stained and weathered from the relenting elements, I can't help but ponder the similarity of the post to our own faith. Do we have what it takes to stand strong in the face of life's relenting elements?
Oak Creek Chill
Tranquil beauty on the snow capped banks of Oak Creek.
A mama elk and her babes look back as they hear the snaps of visitors.
San Xavier Orbs
Orbs can be found dancing around the San Xavier del Bac Mission's peaceful surroundings.
Anillo de Campanas
Let the ringing of the bells call us home where we may find peace, joy, and love within us.
Not only does the Brooklyn Bridge carry various traffic from borough to borough, it has also been a wine cellar. It's said a 102-year-old faded inscription was found in one of the cellars in 1978 "Who loveth not wine, women and song, he remaineth a fool his whole life long".
There is beauty in all things.
It's Only Time
Time slowly passes in one of the USA's most notable federal penitentiary.
Mother Nature at her finest in one of the most beautiful places in Arizona.
Close quarters on a quaint street in Valenca, Portugal.
Orbs take haven in a remarkable stand of Queensland Kuari Pines.
On the Prowl
A cheetah steathily makes his way through the grassland.
South Africa's national animal, the Springbok, cautiously stares to determine whether we're going to come closer.
The beauty, complexity, diversity, and serenity of Zion's Subway reminds me of our personal journey in life with its many challenges, accomplishments, joys, and friendships that are forged along the way.
Come in From the Dark
Wherever you find your peace and purpose, do you remember the last time you visited?
A Night Out
A late night out in Cusco shows this Peruvian city remains quite active long after the sun has set.
Do you ever wonder?
Arizona's Crown Jewel
One of the World's Natural Wonders never ceases to amaze me with its magnificent and diverse beauty, and the equally magnificent and diverse challenges presented when crossing it.
An Arizona hummingbird seeks the sweet nectar of the South African Aloe striatula's tubular bloom.
For all that you have been and for all that you want to be.
...seek, reflect, forgive, and love.
The Botanical Garden wildflowers were a colorful water painting fused with purples, pinks, yellows, and greens.