Do You See What I See?

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Puddles after the storm...

Walking in the neighborhood after storm, observed Maple tree leaves underwater. Photo opportunity worth sharing.


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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New reality when wet

Walking in the forest just after a rainstorm is a special experience for a person with an artistic eye. All of the colors have changed with it all being wet. New reflections appear and foliage is deeper palette. Rain drops only help. Here’s some volcanic basalt, eroded and weathered with lichen. Great photo material.
Follow my extraordinary online gallery that features photography and digital illustrations from my hiking and biking around Flagstaff, Arizona and the environs northeast, including the San Francisco Peaks, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater and more. I observe and capture intimate glimpses into the natural history and prehistory, archaeology that blend together here. I also interpret regional scenes. I am the Mobile Device Entrepreneur.  http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Cycles, patterns and change all active in the forest.

Yesterday my day hike took me along the base of a local basalt escarpment, high volcanic cliffs surrounded by dense groups of Gambel Oak amidst Ponderosa Pine trees. Great weather and new treasures to observe. Even though its November I found several tent caterpillar nests, late in the season, in young trees. Climate change? Also evidence of Porcupine chewing the tree bark of young pine trees. I’ve witnessed this many times. Photo opportunities. Enjoy.


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

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Delicate native grasses in winter.

A more personal artistic expression. Who hasn’t experienced a moment on a hike when the sunlight created a moment that caught your eye. Then it was over. Here, the winter sun caused the native grass to gleam against the forest background. Photo opportunity worth sharing.


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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Ideal primitive shelter site.

Large still-intact ruins like Wupatki are fascinating to be sure, but I’m just as impressed by the more humble structures. Here is a photo, with my walking stick, of a niche in a basalt escarpment where the remains of encircling walls reveal that this space was probably once completely enclosed using tree poles, small twigs, mud and grass. No way to know how long or when it was occupied, at least by me. But a super shelter it must have been once in prehistoric times. Photo opportunities for me while walking around.


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

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Miniature combat on the forest floor

How many things do we not see in this world… too often we walk right by stuff unaware of the functions of Nature beneath our feet? On this day hike I noticed movement on the ground beneath a Ponderosa Pine tree. Lo and behold, a closer look revealed combat to the death for an orb spider. As I snapped this pic with my smartphone the wasp was biting off the spider’s head. Ruthless survival! For me it's a photo moment. Observations.


Do You See What I See? Hiking and Biking northern Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations from Rascal’s Perch and converting them into photography or digital illustrations, thats me. Demonstrating the application of graphic APPs. Rascal's Perch, in northern Arizona.    Also my gallery...   http://bit.ly/1FdYZfD

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Day Hike in Paradise

Day Hike on north side of San Francisco Peaks provides me with gorgeous views. Mild temperatures this year don’t hurt. Photo opportunity during my day hike. 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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Recycling perfection on the forest floor.

At the base of every Aspen tree in our forest Nature is composting this year’s dying leaves. Millions of soil building organisms thrive because of this insulating bed of fallen leaves. Coconino National Forest is alive during all seasons. Photo opportunity during my day hike. 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  

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