Posts tagged “Yucca

Walking through Sycamore Canyon

It doesn’t do it justice, of course, but this is a tiny representation of the almost six-hundred images that I made during my six hours in the canyon about a month ago. ¬†Following the pictures in their presentation, we’re essentially going from the beginning to the end…and anyone who’s taken a four to five mile hike in one direction, knows that things can often look so different on the way back to the starting place…lighting, moisture in the morning air, and even the tiredness and level of attention paid by the hiker/photographer can determine how and what things are seen. ¬†I also made several photos of the multitude of wildflowers that I encountered on the trail, but will include them in yet another post of the area.

Please remember that you can click on any photo in the gallery to be taken to a slide show that presents each image in a larger format.

 

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tribute to the desert

Catalina Mountains with Cacti

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Living Cholla

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Saguaro and mountain silhouette

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Prickly Pear cactus and wild grass

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Prickly Pear cactus internal webbing

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Cactus spines

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desert wildflowers at sunset

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Cacti and Catalina Mountains

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Desert Yucca sunset

While I prefer living near the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah, I still find an undeniable beauty in the Sonora Desert, pictured here in images from the area just north of Tucson, Arizona.