Five Shots: SF Peaks, Morman Lake

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The San Francisco Peaks outside of Flagstaff, AZ, are a grand sight.

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Morman Lake is about 15 SE miles away. It’s not a typical lake at all; it looks more like a crater. Lava activity millions of years ago created the natural bed. When snow packs the lake, snowmobilers and cross-country skiers have a large playground. Windsurfers or kite flying is an option. If you are a bird watcher, you will see bald eagles, falcons, and hawks. Elk love to gather on Morman Lake, too. The road leading to Morman Lake is flat and a haven for cyclists. Yesterday, it was 56 degrees and that typical AZ sun felt warm on my back and face. Here are five shots + one of the area.

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Which shot do you like best?

29 thoughts on “Five Shots: SF Peaks, Morman Lake

  1. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing these amazing shots!

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    1. Sorry, forgot to tell you which I liked most… I like the shot with the dog, but I’m going to have to pick number 1 as my favorite.

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      1. It was a bright day; hard for me to get the shots clear. Yeah, Bear is photogenic, isn’t he? Thanks again:)

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  2. That last picture is phenomenal. Beautiful landscape.

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    1. Thank you! There’s no way I can capture the space of the big sky.

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  3. I think the last one is my favourite too. A perfect combination of lake, trees, mountains and sky.

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    1. Yes, that’s my favorite of them all, too. We saw a herd of 20 Elk on the way home. What a wild, beautiful place here.

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  4. A haven for cyclists, huh? Sounds like my kind of place. πŸ™‚

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    1. Do you like to ride your bicycle? This road Morman Lake is on has a wide bike lane that goes, I’m guessing, 10 miles one way.

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      1. I do. Used to be a pretty ardent cyclist, pre-kids, no matter the weather. Now I still get out from time to time, but young children make it more difficult to commute on two wheels, and just as difficult to take recreational joy rides. πŸ™‚

        I miss it though. When they’re a little older, I’m sure I’ll get back into it again.

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  5. You will have to have them join you πŸ™‚ I used to ride a lot as well. I want to start back up slowly. My problem is too many avocations and not enough hours in the day.

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  6. Beautiful pics, Cindy. I loved our visit to AZ in 2012. SD

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Spain is on my list of places to visit. One day….

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    1. Thanks, Chris. If you get a chance to visit the states soon, I’d aim for the SW and try Arizona.

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  7. Looks like a nice climbable hike.
    From a distance.

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  8. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blog Award.

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    1. Well, thanks very much! I enjoy your blog and appreciate when you come by mine. Your support is award enough for me πŸ™‚

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  9. These are all gorgeous Cindy. I like the one w/ your German Shepherd and the one below it, LOVE the blue sky!

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    1. Bear is photogenic, yes? Thanks Ruth. I wish I could capture the space of that blue sky on film; it follows you are around like a friend.

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      1. Ohhh his name is Bear? How cute!! My late dad used to have a German Shepherd when I was a baby, in fact, he was a huge fan of dogs but when my parents divorced we only had a few smaller dogs πŸ˜€

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  10. Bear is a great companion. He’s one of the only dogs I’ve ever had that obeyed my commands. πŸ™‚

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  11. beautiful photos! the area around Flagstaff is just flat-out gorgeous. I was lucky enough to go skiing there once. I have to admit I’m a bit biased, though – the picture with the adorable fluffy dog is my favorite by far πŸ™‚

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    1. thank you so much! Bear is a great poser; he always makes my photos better. I can’t capture the vast space and the quiet and the blue sky and how it affects me; even with a good camera, I try, but only give a hint at the beauty. Thanks so much for commenting. πŸ™‚

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  12. Amazing pics, I like the photo one up from the bottom. SD

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    1. Thanks Sandra! It was a brisk, clear lovely day. I always appreciate your comments. πŸ™‚

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      1. You know I am fond of Arizona! SD

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