Do You See What I See?

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Cacti Frostbite

WINTER…  arriving in the high desert of northern Arizona, near Walnut Canyon National Monument east of Flagstaff, Arizona. I go to Nature to be soothed and healed.” Enjoy.


I use my mobile device as a camera and for GPS navigation. My experience is enriched. My better photos and illustrations end up in this gallery.   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD   Enjoy! 

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Van Gogh would be envious

My personal therapy, going on a day hike in Nature with an artistic eye, taking my mobile device and looking for a composition in the commonplace. Today within a grove of Gambel Oak trees covered with colorful lichen.


I’m using my Galaxy Note Pro 12.2” digital tablet and Android photo editing APPs to create images for my web site and full color imprints for my galleries:  Rascal’s Perch.  Gallery  http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD   So much creativity, unlimited possibilities. I feel better. “I go to Nature to be soothed and healed…”

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Standing the test of time

Skill persists. The test of time. On a recent day hike I came across another place of prehistoric occupation, a basalt ruin. It causes me to pause as I realize that all of the mud, grass and wood parts used in construction have long since rotted away. Even the clay mortar has dissolved and washed out from between the masonry wall stones. Yet, it still stands! Their skills in assembly were so good that the stone wall remains in place today. Its a testament to their mindfulness and skill. Impressive. Enjoy.


Do You See What I See? "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."  Hiking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations and converting them into photos and/or digital illustrations. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.   Also my gallery...   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Austere beauty

Coconino National Forest in Winter… Rabbitbrush at base of Ponderosa Pine tree. I go to Nature for my Nutrition and Healing. Hiking northern Arizona for 40 years, observing intimate details provided by natural history and prehistory beneath my feet. I am rejuvenated. Thrive.


I’m using my Galaxy Note Pro 12.2” digital tablet and Android photo editing APPs to create my affiliate advertisement, and full color imprints for my galleries:    Gallery http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD  So much creativity, unlimited possibilities.

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Reverence for the claw of a mountain lion

Prehistoric Picasso! Subjective: After much reflection on this incredible petroglyph image (over five feet wide) I’ve concluded that this is a Shaman’s interpretation of a mountain lion. First, the carving of the long tail continues around the backside of the boulder for several more feet. Secondly, the focus of the image (labor and attention) is on the single claw of the right front paw. Power. Adjacent spirals, etc., imply to me that this is mantra in nature. (My own opinions of course.) Sharing. Mysteries. Observations. Photo opportunities while on day hikes. Enjoy.


Do You See What I See? Hiking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations and converting them into photos and/or digital illustrations. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.   Also my gallery...   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Making the pieces fit, it was once a whole prehistoric pot

Its not uncommon while on my many day hikes in northern Arizona to observe these large ceramic potsherds broken into matching pieces. There is almost always supporting evidence that this is the result of an elk or cow stepping on it. I’ve been told that the strange national park boundaries in this area today are the result of political pressure received then from cattle ranchers who wouldn’t give up grazing space. Could be true, lots of cows appear to me while hiking near ruins that are outside the boundaries. What isn’t explained to me… why is pottery scattered? Clearly this is not normal breakage. Mysteries. Observations. Photo opportunities while on day hikes.


Do You See What I See? Hiking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations and converting them into photos and/or digital illustrations. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.   Also my gallery...   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Bearing witness to human movement through northern Arizona in the 1920s thru 1940.

Apparently during the very early days of the “Mother Road,” Route 66, people were migrating west for economic reasons and literally camping everywhere in our forest, creating dumpsites and trash piles as they pleased. I am forever finding these rusted abandonments. And now they are protected as historical repositories. Incredible human history on top of prehistory. Mysteries. Observations. Photo opportunities while on day hikes.


Do You See What I See? Hiking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations and converting them into photos and/or digital illustrations. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.   Also my gallery...   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Natural antifreeze pitch in the veins of this tree

The meaning of evergreen…  fresh snow piled up on the flexible limbs of our Ponderosa Pine trees. Christmas Day 2016, Flagstaff, Arizona.


I use my mobile device as a camera and for GPS navigation. My experience is enriched. My better photos and illustrations end up in this gallery.   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD  

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