Water flowing in to Oak Creek, at Grasshopper Point. I liked the contrast between the soft water and leaves, and the sharp, dry cactus. A couple hundred yards down stream is a great swimming hole for swimming and diving.
Paddle boats resting on Lynx Lake near Prescott, Arizona. Nesting eagles were off to the right of the photo. I got there while it was still dark, and watched as the area, and the campers came to life for the day. Small animals scampered by, and the fragrance of bacon cooking over a campfire was heavenly.
The flowers in East Flagstaff, AZ in August usually extend for miles and can be smelled for a long distance.
Poppies, Lupines, and lots of grass in the Superstition Mountains
Fields of poppies at Picacho Peak.
Cataract lake just West of Williams, AZ. I saw nesting bald eagles a couple hundred yards to my right.
A tree and leaf covered path through Lockett Meadow in the San Francisco Peaks North of Flagstaff, AZ taken in 2009. This was in the caldron of a very large volcano. A very large forest fire destroyed several square miles of trees in this area and the area was closed for several months. I was relieved when I was able to get back in there several months later and found this area had survived.
Alstrom Point in Lake Powell at sunset. There is no road within many miles of this location, so it was the last trip for my late suburban. Navajo Mountain is in the background.
Changing leaves reflected in a small deer pond in Lockett Meadow of the San Francisco Peaks. Not long after this photograph was taken a major forest fire burned several square miles of trees in the area. People still have not been allowed back in to this area so I don't know if this area survived, but I would be very surprised if it did.
August flowers along Lake Mary in Flagstaff, AZ
I don't know the name of this delightful little flower. It is only about 1 1/4" in diameter.
Water reflections in the West Fork area of Oak Creek. The rocks and trees reflected in the water are from the cliff high above the rocks seen in the top of the photograph. The water eroded the rock face on the right so the water is now below the rock.
Changing leaves in Dead Horse State Park
2012 is the best year I have ever seen for wildflowers in Arizona.
This is the Padre Canyon Bridge, East of Winona, built in 1914. The highway was very narrow, with lots of sharp turns. Travel on this stretch of highway would have been very slow indeed. The bridge is reflected in the water below.
At 185 feet tall, Grand Falls is higher than Niagra Falls. This is on the Lower Colorado River and is North East of Flagstaff, AZ. It only flows after big rain fall.