Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lots of Hearts

Still along the Whiskey Row - one of the shops has lots of hearts on their display window. Anticipating Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

By the Palace Bar and Saloon

Along Whiskey Row this is a very historic saloon and eating place. Whiskey Row apparently got its name from a row of bars along this block. A Prescott poet, Gail Gardner, once wrote of "Whiskey Row":
"Oh they starts her in at the Kaintucky bar,
at the head of Whiskey Row,
and they winds up down by the Depot House,
some forty drinks below."

Monday, January 28, 2008

Down Montezuma Street

A restaurant frontage along Montezuma street. This restaurant has recently closed. Well - we sure hope that a new one will come in its place soon.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Answer

Well - it is time to give an answer to my "quiz" from the previous picture. The right answer is B. Actually, this town does not know much about public transportation. There are no subways, no local bus transportation and no trains either. So people really need their own car. Here is a Jeep going around the corner. Fourwheel drives are commonly seen here because of the mountaneous terrain.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Corner of Gurley/Montezuma Street

This is the intersection of Gurley - Montezuma streets, also known as the Whiskey Row. THe building in the front is St. Michael's Cafe - a good place for a hot cup of coffee on a winter day. See the "steamy" substance off the road..
what do you think it is? a. steam from sewer b. smog from a car c. subway steam???

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hat Shop

Here it is right off Whiskey Row: a genuine western hat shop. You can find hats for almost all occasion - well, at least for winter and summer... and then some.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Prescott Architecture.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Below is a picture of manzanita after it lost all its color and here is a manzanita with all its wonderful color. I see manzanita's quite a bit along the trails in the Prescott area.

Monday, January 21, 2008

After all the color is gone

This is what a Manzanita tree looks after it has lost all its reds and fresh greens. It is still a very curious looking creation with its curly limbs.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

There is Light at the End....of the Street

And it looks like it is the Sun!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Going Out of Business

This shop downtown is going out of business. I suppose it may be a sign of our economy - yet I hope it is not. The Tiffany style lamps are nice. Colorful.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Downtown waterfountain. Just felt like using a little help from Photoshop.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Dells

These rock formations are unique to the Dells. This is a good place to come out and shoot pictures. There is also Watson Lake in the area, where people bring their boats, kayaks, fishing poles etc.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Down the Hill

Summertime, going down the Mt. Tritle Road is a real hoot. The road just goes down on and on and on again. The trees along this road provide a wonderful shade. Just what one needs on a warm day. (This picture is from last summer)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Rest Stop

After a good climb, a mountain biker takes a break. In the background you'll see the Granite Mountain.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Something about the Tulips

Tulips are really my favorite flower. They look smooth and polished. My husband found these in one of our stores even though it is not quite the season yet. What a delight. ( I learned from my photography instructor to spray the flowers with water to give it a nice appeal.)

Friday, January 11, 2008


"His Majesty" is back. This eagle and his companion make their habitat for the spring here at Lynx Lake. I bet a sugar free Dark Chocolate Godiva Bar with my husband for the first sighting of this awesome bird. (My husband won.) If you have an appreciation for the wildlife - you know how it feels to see an animal like this in the nature. Welcome Back you Eagle of strength, independence and grace. (I was dissatisfied with the color results of this picture, therefore I photoshopped it in an attempt to give the bird more appropriate attention).

Thursday, January 10, 2008


This tree produced an amberlike sap/icicles combo after our snowstorm recently.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Frosty Tree

Yesterday morning I encountered this ol' tree in the forest.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Watch for Snakes!

I took this photo last summer on top of Spruce Mountain (part of the Prescott Bradshaw mountains). Arizona is known for its snakes, especially the rattlers. As long as I have been riding the mountain bike, I have been very fortunate not to encounter one of these. "Knock on wood" - and I hope I never will.

Monday, January 7, 2008

On the Road to Mt. Union

I love this road. I've been on it riding the mountain bike for "umpthieth" times. Mt. Union is the highest point in the Prescott area Bradshaw Mountains - 7979 feet (2432 meters) - It is a bit of a steady grind on the bike to ride to the top, but it is one of those grinds that is surely rewarding. They say "no pain - no gain" - well, I suppose I need to pay my gratitude to this mountain road with all its switchbacks for all the gains it has given me: gracias Mt. Union!! (By clicking on the picture you'll get a larger view)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Thumb Butte from a Different Angle

One great advantage of being a mountain biker is that you get to see the backcountry and the awesome views therein. Here is Thumb Butte from "behind." In order to see it from this angle you must find the trail that takes you around a bend and Lo Behold - your eyes are wandering about the scenery rather than focusing on the trail itself. This is a panorama shot, which works great for the mountain range.(If you click on the picture, you'll see an enlarged version of the picture)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

At the Skate Park

These kids have heart. They ride their bikes and skateboards in this concrete park. And boy, some of them have No Fear. But even the best of them need a little break ("brake") now and then. Live a little - Dare to live!

Friday, January 4, 2008


This is a wall by a restaurant off Cortez street. Little metal lizards are climbing on the wall indicating that here is restaurant called "Lyzzards." Metal art is quite common in this part of the world, some people like to decorate their yards with them.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cortez Street

Walking along Cortez Street downtown, you cannot help but notice the old western style buildings in the corner of Cortez and Gurley street. These are the masonic temple and the old bank building. Definitely possess the western flare.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Back to downtown in Prescott. Here is a window of an antique store. What I really like about this picture is the reds in the store items and the reflections of the courthouse plaza against the window with its trees and the massive courthouse. This is right off the Gurley street by Bashford Courts Mall.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008

Some just don't know any different - they do not know nor do they really care what the year is or what the date is. It is all about survival - a duck on thin ice...

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