Grand and diminutive,
vast and intimate – these are
my alternating currents.
Five days in the Sonoran desert
allowed me to exercise
for absorption in the
distant and near.
Sunrise, Sulphur Springs Valley, Arizona :
Weed seeds by the San Pedro River:
Desert grass in winter:
Desert grasses, distant mountains; Cochise, Arizona:
Dried flower heads in the desert:
Going to seed in the desert:
The Dragoon Mountains:
An unidentified flower at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix:
Roadside grasses and the Chiricahuas:
Soaptree yucca (Yucca elata) and power plant, Cochise, Arizona:
Sulphur Springs Valley from the Chiricahua Mountains:
Mesquite with granite outcrops at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona:
Evening at Whitewater Draw, Arizona:
The southeastern corner of Arizona is a fascinating mix of varied desert habitats, subtle colors, wide open spaces and amazing mountains. For our trip, we flew down to Phoenix, where we picked up a rental car and drove to Tucson. At the lively Union Public House, we enjoyed a wonderful evening with old friends from back east who just happened to be in Tucson that week. The next morning we drove southeast along Route 10 to the Sulphur Springs Valley, where gravel and dirt roads led us the final miles to our little hand-built adobe cottage in Cochise, hard by the Dragoon Mountains. Each day we explored the valley and the mountains on either side of it. I will post more photos soon!