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peace in pieces

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persistence

tree in a cliff, walnut canyon, coconino national forest, near flagstaff arizona


Red-Dome Blanket Flower…?

Hmm…I’m not sure, but I’m inclined to say, “Not,” as the petals look different than what they should.  At any rate, these appear to be part of the Asteraceae  family…and I found them in the meadows of Walnut Canyon and in the dry bed of Marshall Lake…both in northern Arizona, just south and east of Flagstaff.


the forest and the trees….

This is an image from my first true hike since moving back to Arizona…it was a different kind of forest with its own smells and sounds, but it was rich in its reward of peace and solitude.  I only saw one other person for the first almost five miles…a stealthy mountain-biker who crept up on me as I was kneeling just off the trail making photos of some pine cones and flowers…startled the hell out of me…but otherwise, it was quiet in the way that woods are supposed to be with only the breeze blowing through the tree-tops, the occasional bird letting me know that she/he had seen me, and the sounds of my footsteps on the trail.

Ponderosa Pine forest, Walnut Canyon, Arizona

Ponderosa Pine forest, Walnut Canyon, Arizona