Do You See What I See?

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Leaves of three, let it be.

Its that time of year again, the right combination of moisture shade and sunlight, particularly in our drains, washes and canyons bring out a lush harvest of poison ivy. I find it in limestone washes and along basalt escarpments. Don't let your pet run through it, the oil in the leaves can be transferred to you even when you get home.

#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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Small Garden of Eden Niche

There are hundreds of naturally eroded basalt escarpments and canyon drains throughout the volcanic region of northern Arizona. Cool shadows and micro-climate plant groupings make these sculptured walls therapeutic to a hiker, particularly on hot summer days. All too often I find evidence of prehistoric occupation. Wild Grape, Currant Bushes, Black Walnuts and more, all edible, enhance the banquet that is my world. 

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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Hunger to moisture and sunlight

Prickly Pear Cacti are everywhere this time of year in northern Arizona, in Juniper forests and amongst the Ponderosa up to a certain altitude. Wonderful! 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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Essential to life.

Pollinators devouring the juice from a Bee Balm wildflower in northeastern Arizona. 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.


it pays to be observant while walking outdoors.


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Microclimate on basalt cliff wall

This is what I do, what I live for... hiking northern Arizona with my digital devices. I use the GPS APPs and the camera in the field, as I explore. Here is a healthy specimen of a Prickly Pear Cactus with occasional direct sunlight in a niche against a basalt escarpment near Mormon Lake. Galaxy Note5 smartphone photo taken while hiking.


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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Comparing living bird to prehistoric glyph

One of my rarest and most rewarding petroglyph discoveries is this prehistoric rendition of what is clearly an effort to represent the Great Blue Heron waterbird. When the bird flies his feet are straight back and the crook in the neck is indicated. Also the large bird feet are appropriate.


This image is just one amongst other in this remotely located large gallery of rock art. An example of the banquet that is my outdoor life.

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"Blue Flag" Wild Iris

"Blue Flag" Wild Iris, growing in all of meadows where show melt drains creating great grassy meadows throughout northern Arizona. sure sign of changing seasons into summer. also a medicinal herb.


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Arizona's Black Walnut trees, Springtime in northern Arizona's Canyon drains. 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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