Do You See What I See?

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So many stories to tell...

I think that I may have found the world’s earliest BLOG! This author had so much to say.  :-)

This F8 panel lies in the bottom of a wash adjacent to the creekbed. If water were running you’d be standing in it while adding a post. This gallery is near a very large village, FYI.


#Hiking and #Biking northern #Arizona’s natural history and prehistory making observations from Rascal’s Perch and converting them into photography or digital illustrations. 


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Special purpose room?.. added on.

For over 35 years I have hiked the local drains, canyons and washes in all seasons. On this day I was walking through this immense stretch of open grassland where I usually witness groups of Pronghorn Antelope. One Spring I was eating lunch near one of these prehistoric pueblos when I heard a noise in the nearby tall grass. I looked up to see the faces of two baby pronghorns wondering who this is so close where they were sleeping. What a moment.

The reason that I took this photograph is because this entire room was originally constructed out of red sandstone just like Wupatki. This is curious because the entire multi room pueblo is made out of local basalt, except for this room. These red masonry stones had to be carried here from miles away. Remarkable. Why?  


#Hiking and #Biking in Northern Arizona with digital devices. 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, #SunsetCrater 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.   


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Beautiful brush strokes... from my gallery

Too early in this summer season for the plethora of wildflowers that usually fill the Griffith Springs Canyon and watershed. I used the opportunity to capture the beauty artistically instead with this digital plein air oil painting of the forest and meadow. I’ll be back in August to take in the color, scent and insects that make this place so healthy.


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. Demonstrating the application of graphic #APPs. Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur in northern Arizona.  


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Inspired protection.

Old growth Ponderosa Pine Trees, the smell of vanilla, the color of copper, monarchs of a healthy forest. Home to many forms of wildlife. You can’t hike in this place without coming to appreciate these giants.


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. Demonstrating the application of graphic #APPs. Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur in northern Arizona.  


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Something supernatural this way ???

In its simplicity this panel of five hand petroglyphs seems to be filled with purpose. For one thing it points directly toward a nearby cave and two of the hands have six fingers. Remarkable.


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. Demonstrating the application of graphic #APPs. Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur in northern Arizona. 


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Four Directions Bird Feet Petroglyph.

This petroglyph contains the very same icon I’ve seen on the sash of the Hopi Antelope Priests during the Snake Dance, and in this panel they form a kind of “swastika” combining four directions into a unit. Great mystery. The second excitement for me is the fact that this panel is pecked into basalt just over the entrance of a cave. I doesn’t get much better than this in revealing ancient beliefs.


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. Demonstrating the application of graphic #APPs. Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur in northern Arizona.  


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No thorns, fruit... many uses


I can just look at the Desert Olive Bush, Forestiera neomexicana, and know that it was a friend to the indigenous people who lived here long ago. I sight their bright green (chartreuse) leaves and white bark in the Spring often in the local washes and canyons. Birds love the “olive” berries when ripe.


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. Demonstrating the application of graphic #APPs. Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur in northern Arizona. 


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Paradise

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