Tag Archives: Desert

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains, 1

FOR OPENERS — my very favorite mountain picture. The Catalinas in Tucson, Arizona, in a smiling sunset mood: Other mountains, other moods to follow in due course — Advertisements

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY IV

My very favorite sunset of all, April in Tucson, Arizona:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sky III

I see the moon and the moon sees me. The moon sees somebody I want to see. God bless the moon and God bless me, And God bless the somebody I want to see. Children’s rhyme, author Unknown

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SKY II

“The clouds above us join and separate, The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns. Life is like that, so why not relax? Who can stop us from celebrating?” — Lu Yu

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Round (and Round the Cactus Plant)

We usually expect cactus plants to be spiky, scratchy, prickly, angular — and so they are. But that’s not all they are. Look at these several round specimens of various cacti —  Who knew that so many kinds of cactus … Continue reading

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Touch-Me-Not?

How do two cactuses embrace? Very cautiously — (For a dramatic, knockout series of desert views, check out Touch2Touch, Sequence of a Sunset)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE – Prickly Pear

So little rain this winter in Tucson, Arizona, that the annual spring blooming is little and late. Here, at last, comes a prickly pear cactus flower:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

Stone walls of a Romanesque church — one time frame, one definition of OLD. In a living creature, OLD takes on new definitions. Sequoias may live for hundreds of years, but a desert tree is old much more quickly, indeed, … Continue reading

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Arizona Sunset —

Not such fine weather + a few clouds + a little dust blowing in the air = a glowing desert sunset: But it moves really fast — and fades much quicker than sunset in the East: You’ve got to be … Continue reading

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Arizona Geometrics

Some visitors here, not all, know that I have two blogs: Touch2Touch, and A View from the Woods. Back in dim blogging history when I began, I had a semi-clear vision of the difference between them. One would deal with … Continue reading

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