Do You See What I See?

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Hunting symbols

The late Don Weaver made me aware that these images represent the hunting tool called an atlatl. Here is a panel of petroglyphs depicting several of them, some in a “V” form. (?) There is an animal with one sticking into him as well. This panel is about six feet wide and pecked into a rock shelf that faces upward toward the sky. I have walked right by it without seeing it. You have to climb up to a higher level and look down in order to see this view. A real statemment about daily life? Photo opportunity during day hike. Enjoy.


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

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Cold vivid colors and reflections in snow melt.

Mild winter… when what little snow we have begins to melt careful observation while walking about reveals several “diamonds beneath my feet” moments. Must be captured in the moment. Composition is fleeting. Magic. Reflections. Photo opportunity while on a day hike in forest.


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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East of Flagstaff, dusting of snow. December
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Special places, sacred places, hidden amongst the cliffs

Prehistoric Libraries and Galleries… our basalt, sandstone and limestone escarpments. Where prehistoric beliefs, knowledge and devotion are recorded. Where treasures are discovered. Mysteries. Observations. Photo opportunities today 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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Snowfall is moderate this December so far in northern Arizona, a pretty good match to last year. We are dryer than normal Melting snow where there is shade creates these wonderful patterns like a Bev Dolittle painting. Magic. Photo opportunity while on 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  

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Winter textures

It stays cold between our winter storms. The daytime sunlight melts snow into chunks of ice even though most of it evaporates into our dry atmosphere leaving thick pieces where there is shade. This basalt escarpment inside the city limits of Flagstaff illustrate my point. All part of the natural cycle. Photo opportunities during day hike. Enjoy.


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

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One that Riodan Sawmill didn't cut

The first railroad tracks appeared in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1881. In 1926, the city convinced the railroad to build a train depot between Beaver and San Francisco streets where the  Tudor Revival-style station currently sits. This digital illustration features an actual snag Ponderosa Pine tree that began its life before either of these events. Old growth isn’t an adequate description for its life. Observations.


Do You See What I See? Hiking and Biking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations and converting them into photos or digital illustrations. Demonstrating the application of Android Graphic APPs. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.  

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Water is Life

In a shaded box canyon, made of basalt, near a waterfall spillway, I observed this “water man” petroglyph. Is this conclusion too obvious? Photo opportunities during day hike. Enjoy.


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

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