Do You See What I See?

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Imagine the winter solstice if you can

Winter Shadows… shortest day of the year in a grove of Gambel Oak trees. Near Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo opportunity while on a day hike.


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Austere perfection

Cold crisp winter air and a high desert environment presents this perfect adaptation… a brown spine Prickly Pear, in bright sunlight near Padre Canyon. Photo opportunity while on a day hike.


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Entrance to Buffalo Park, Flagstaff, Arizona

More Winter, moving in on Buffalo Park, center of town, Flagstaff, Arizona. Green belt and recreational area for all citizens, year ‘round. Haven for our own herd of mule deer. Enjoy.


Do You See What I See? Image derived from my hiking journals - Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona. 

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The original wooden fence from when this was a drive through animal park in the 1950s.

Winter, moving in on Buffalo Park, center of town, Flagstaff, Arizona. Green belt and recreational area for all citizens, year ‘round. Haven for our own herd of mule deer. Enjoy.

Do You See What I See? Image derived from my hiking journals - Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.


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The power to force itself into 250 million-year-old limestone.

Convoluted intelligence…  Dried root of an old Juniper Bush, weathered from years of exposure. There are so many mature Juniper Trees uprooted and left to die in the forest and plains east of Flagstaff. I think of the shapes in the human brain when I look at what’s left of this drought tolerant and useful plant. Photo opportunity while on a day hike.


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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Beginnings and endings perpetual

On yesterday’s day hike in the local ponderosa forest I had a philosophical moment. At my feet was a carpet of thriving perennial native plant commonly known as Pussytoes, so named because the flower buds look like kitten’s foot pads. It flourishes in the winter continuing to grow even under the snow. New life on the forest floor. And, just few feet away is a Ponderosa Pine tree participating in its last years in physical form on earth. Natural cycles before my eyes. Photo opportunity and a reminder of what is reality. Enjoy.


Do You See What I See? Image derived from my hiking journals - Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.

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Narrow Leafed Yucca in native grasses, looking west

Mild winter weather, temporary reality, inviting… walking the rim of Padre Canyon. Snow visible on the San Francisco Peaks in distance. Typical native plants in winter mode everywhere. Very few animals observed. Still, I found artifacts and prehistoric ruins. Photo opportunity while on a day hike.


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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Exclusive for the viewer in the sky.

Fingers, toes and the night sky… You may recall that I recently shared a photo of a row of petroglyphs featuring hands with six fingers. Well, here’s a panel where three and four toes are clearly illustrated. This highly precise image is diligently pecked into heavily patina on sandstone on a horizontal slab facing the sky. You can’t see it unless you climb higher and look straight down. It appears that the brighter image may have been done by a different author years later. How much later? 100 years? Certainly demonstrates how little we know today about their cosmology. Enjoy.


Do You See What I See? Image derived from my hiking journals - Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.

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