Category Archives: West

Weekly Photo Challenge: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

And who could forget it? A picnic in the Saguaro Desert in Tucson, Arizona, at sunset. Dear friends, dear friends of dear friends, icy margaritas, saguaro cactus all around, and a majestic spectacle we felt was put on just for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: CONVERGE

When day impinges upon night each morning — When night overtakes day each evening — A zone of convergence is created. Here is blackness giving way to first light in Tucson, when the morning meets the mountain: And again in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROOM

Sometimes the problem is one of room. After all, there were plenty of houses available here in this prime Tucson location: But, as you can see, these Greek statues simply needed too much square footage. They needed so much, in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LETTERS

Words. I love them. I’m a writer, so they’re my stock in trade. And words are made up of letters. So I love letters too! These particular letters are well worn and time-tested. Obviously used lovingly. I found them in a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATURATION

I love love love color, the more saturated the better! It restores my flagging spirits, it makes the world a livelier and more cheerful place, it makes me gasp sometimes for sheer beauty. Perhaps that’s why I love the high … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GEOMETRY (4)

Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear prickly pear Here we go round the prickly pear At five o’clock in the morning. T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land Botanical geometry, now we see ONE globe: And now there are TWO: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (2)

Who can possibly embrace a cactus? Another cactus! They look so cuddly together, don’t they? And the rest of us, if we tried it, would be picking spines out of our hides for hours! Makes me think — there’s always … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUN (5)

“Day” is almost done for this week’s photo challenge, and before the sun sets on this week’s  SUN here is my own personal favorite of my own sun photos. It’s a cliché, yes, but banal? Never! The sunset in its … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast, 4

We’re still contrasting Inside and Outside, but look what’s happened here: When the outside is so spectacular — Mountains! Arizona desert light! — the inside dwindles to insignificance, to nothingness. I sense a parable emerging; does anyone else find double, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: INDULGE

Yeah, there are lots of ways to indulge — but my favorite ways will always involve chocolate in one form or another. Here’s a supreme example, the notorious Bars of Sin at Tucson’s Wildflower restaurant: Incredible! Worth every calorie, and then … Continue reading

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