A view of the snowy hill and houses across the main road from us- bathed in the early morning sunlight- fingers crossed that we have more snow this weekend!
We had snow Tuesday night which gave us maybe an inch yesterday morning. I was out with my camera as soon as I got up, because I knew it wouldn’t last- and it didn’t. Here’s a view of the path leading from Watson Lake to Watson Woods, a pretty scene.
With a nod to Stranger Things (one of my most FAVORITE series from last year), here is a reflection multiple exposure from last weekend’s walk at Lynx Lake:
My tiny, never ever getting bigger, heavenly bamboo is dressed in its winter colors! I had to crawl under apple tree branches to get this shot, btw.
The above is a composite of three images of last night’s fireworks show at the Resort here in Prescott- taken from our driveway. We have an awesome view and don’t even need to leave our neighborhood for New Year’s entertainment. And it was at 9:00 pm- perfect for us old folks!
A view from the top- Alyeska ski resort
I haven’t been doing much shooting lately- so thank goodness there are dozens of unprocessed photos to go through. Here’s a photo from last summer of the Matanuska River in Alaska.
This was originally going to be called Autumn Wind, because it is a multiple exposure taken a few weeks ago of our willow (with leaves that had turned to gold) being buffeted around by a strong wind. However, during the editing process I played it with the colors and much prefer the blue tones- hence, Blue Wind.
Here’s a view of Castle Dome from under the bridge spanning the Colorado River crossing.
We haven’t had snow yet this winter- or rain either. Just putting this little winter wish out there for a day or two of snow this winter . . .
Another shot taken at Castle Dome
Despite the warning, we entered anyway- and found lots of delightful items to photograph!
Another outing with my photo group- this time close to home!
We visited the Vulture Mine outside Wickenberg and enjoyed wandering around the old ghost town taking photos. Gold was discovered there in 1863 by Henry Wickenberg, who started the mining operation. Eventually a town of 5,000 grew up around the mine, which became the most productive gold mine in Arizona history. It was shut down in 1942 by the government, but is now owned by a private corporation and is open for tours.
A look inside and outside a cell- pretty grim.
The 3:10 to Yuma was headed to the Yuma Territorial Prison, as were we the day after we toured Castle Dome. It is now a museum- a good one. You can see the cells and learn about the notable prisoners and administrators- and gain insights into Arizona history.
An archway leading into the locked area:
At first it almost looks like a church window- but it’s a view through a cell. In person, there are NO similarities to a church!