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.
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
The sun starts to set over the world's greatest canyon.
Welcome Autumn I
A period of beautiful transition and inner reflection.
Welcome Autumn II
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 Step Back in Time
for this photographer brings back childhood memories of the Gila Valley.
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.
Mother Nature at her finest in one of the most beautiful places in Arizona.
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.
The long spiny fingers of this green desert spoon create an interesting abstract perspective.
A white winged dove warms her nest within the safe embrace of a desert cactus.
Wild West Windmill
An old abandoned windmill and corral off of Cochran Road.
Sunset at Garfias
A reflective moment off the northwestern finger of Lake Pleasant known as Garfias Wash.
A palo verde in South Mountain Park overlooks Firebird Lake and San Tan Mountain Regional Park during a colorful AZ sunrise.
Even when life seems a bit tangled, see through to the beauty.
Be thankful for the thorns in life. For it's those thorns that teach the most. Without growth, what is the purpose?
Located on the top of Cleopatra Hill, Jerome, AZ, founded in 1876, was once a thriving mining town. Today Jerome serves as home to mostly artists, and tourists looking for a quiet get-a-way.
Peek 'a Boo
A giraffe at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, AZ leaning in for treats from a guest creates a textural blend with the surrounding posts.
Sparks of Fury
An energetic monsoon with a funnel-like formation moves across Rim Country leaving behind soft hues of silence.
Monsoon Water Colour
A vibrant sunset with a full spectrum of colour captured from the Mogollon Rim during an Arizona monsoon.
Scenic Airways was the first commercial air tours of the Grand Canyon. Their first paying sightseers were in April of 1928. Investors included Henry Ford who's AT4's and AT5's were bought to use in tours. Other famous visitors included Charles Lindbergh. Scenic Airways succumbed to the Great Depression, followed by Grand Canyon Air Lines reopening the Red Butte airport in 1931. The airport has long since been closed with the new Grand Canyon National Park Airport being built several miles away
Passages of Time
Passages of an abandoned house at Deep Well Ranch.
“What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?” ~ Pablo Neruda
This steel, pratt through truss bridge guides rural traffic on FR318 over the Verde River. Its original location was on the San Carlos Indian Reservation crossing the now non-existant Gila River. It was built in 1913, moved to its current locationin 1936 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Chapel in the Desert
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery was established in 1995 in Florence, AZ located 65 miles southeast of Phoenix. The Greek mediterranean architecture of this chapel was an interesting contrast to the Sonoran Desert landscape.
Free to Fly
A raven takes flight as we look back to where we came from on our Rim to Rim journey across one of the World's Natural Wonders, Arizona's Grand Canyon.
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The prickly thorns on the spine of a Sonoran Desert barrel cactus are a sharp reminder of the many hazards in the desert that I love so deeply.
A buckeye butterfly known for its conspicous eyespots comes to a rest in the AZ Desert Botanical Garden butterfly exhibit, a must see each year.
An amazing golden glow over the Valley highlights Saguaro Lake, the fountain in Fountain Hills, and Bartlett Lake.
Creek side steps transfer you from the bubbling creek to the winding drive of Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon.
Hohokam Cliff Dweller
The Verde Hohokam Ruins in Sycamore Canyon sits quietly and mostly undisturbed.
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