Friday, February 29, 2008

Top of Spruce Mountain

Sometimes it makes you feel like you're on top of the whole world, when you look from Spruce Mountain. What a sight. Let's do it again!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hot Air Balloon

Last spring, when driving toward Cottonwood, my husband and I encountered this hot air balloon, which was having a hard time landing due to the strong winds. It looked for awhile that it was going to land on the middle of the highway, but all ended well. This picture has been shot through the car window, therefore the "spots."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Here is a full version of the statue honoring the Irag War veterans at the Prescott Veteran's Administration. (See Below)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Soldier's Boots

These cast iron boots can be seen in front of the Veterans Administrative Hospital in Prescott. The statue of the boots was erected to honor the Iraqi war veterans. There is actually a machine gun in between the boots, but I just wanted to capture the boots without the gun.

Friday, February 22, 2008


So - This is how it all started. A gold rush to the Bradshaw Mountains. And the rest is history.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More along the Peavine Trail

At about 2.5 miles in you run into some water along the Peavine trail. This is actually part of the Dells.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Peavine "Rocks"

A close up of the rock formations along the Peavine Trail. (See below)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Peavine Trail

On the other side of Watson Lake is the Peavine Trail. This pretty much sums it up. Fairly flat, very low grade variations as far as the climbs and downhills are concerned. It is a great starter trail for someone who wants to get into mountain biking. Although this trail is well used by hikers and joggers as well. The rocky formations are interesting to follow along the way.

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Dells

It is rather cool here in Prescott this morning. It even snowed, which really is not that unusual. A few weeks back I went to shoot pictures at the Dells. It was a gloomy, rainy day. In my opinion, even the gloomy days have its own attraction.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Arizona Valentine Flower

These beautiful cacti flowers were blooming in the middle of nowhere by a trail. This is one reason I love the outdoors: You just never know what you'll run into.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Arizona Forest

These greens grow in the wild. In fact, this group can be seen right along the 305 trail off Lynx Lake.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Behind the Barbed Wire Fence

This photo is from the Walker Road. After the snow starts melting we get these nice little streams along the way.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Another Purple Flower

This purple flower grows at the Sharlot Hall museum in the fall. I am sorry but I have no idea what it is called. But it is quite nice - cheery and pleasant. Sort of looks like a long distance relative of Russian Sage...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I love Lupins

Last summer while riding one of the trails, I spotted these lupins. It is so great to see these wild flowers in the wilderness. I almost wanted to ask: How in the world did you guys get here? That is to say, it is quite dry in Arizona and to find flowers like this is a sort of a jackpot. Anyway, I love lupins.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Not Nice

Alright - I can agree that there are times when traffic signs are extremely important, but this is one of the signs that I surely could live without. Notice how it is composed:" No- Mountain-Biking."

Monday, February 4, 2008

Frozen Twig

Lately, we have gotten quite a bit of moisture here either in the form of rain or some snow as well. Going on a trail behind Lynx Lake this twig had managed to freeze its branches in the flowing brook and it just caught my eye.

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