Thursday, July 26, 2012

Baby Acorns, Northern Arizona

Gambel Oak foliage and acorns, July 26
Tiny, growing acorns on a Gambel Oak tree in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Arizona.

Looks like this fall's acorn crop is coming along quite nicely. One of the beautiful, subtle joys of summer in the forest.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dusk Cloud Colors, Flagstaff

Sunset time in northern Arizona. Summertime sunset time. 

I notice the pinks set against the clearing blue sky, and walk outside with my camera, searching for a composition. The Ponderosa pine trees in silhouette frame the rosy pink clouds nicely.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cloud Light, Flagstaff, Arizona

Clouds lit up by the bright Arizona sunlight. Clouds blocking the sun, creating ephemeral shadows on the mountain slopes.

San Francisco Peaks, northern Arizona.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Take It Easy

Beautiful, wistful artwork depicting the legendary pickup-driving woman that inspired the Jackson Browne (the song ultimately completed by Glenn Frey of the Eagles), Standin' On the Corner Park, downtown Winslow, Arizona.

Standin' On the Corner in Winslow, Arizona

Standin' on the Corner Park, downtown Winslow, Arizona

Winslow, Arizona is a dusty little old town in northern Arizona with a (briefly) glorious past and an uncertain future. 

It was quite the famous little stop along the railroad in its glory days. A luxury hotel stayed in by the movie stars of the day.

No more. Amtrak, the modern passenger train, still stops there, while the other freight trains roar on by. But signs of resurrection occur. Most notably the restoration of La Posada, which is quite the hotel/restaurant. Beautiful.