Five Shots: Up to Flagstaff, Arizona

Yesterday we took advantage of warm temps and sunny skies and revisited one of our favorite spots in Arizona, Hart Prairie. Here are several shots of the day. Which one do you like best? 

1. The fence at Hart Prairie
2. Entering Hart Prairie
3. Old Tree
4. San Francisco Peaks
5. My new daughter, Anna
6. New Grandson, Ben
7. San Francisco Peaks II
8. Gorge view from Sedona to Flagstaff
9. Arizona Woodpecker

Which one do you like best? 

38 thoughts on “Five Shots: Up to Flagstaff, Arizona

  1. Wonderful shots all. Is the sky really that blue in certain parts of the country? The best we can hope in Boston for is a general mild ochre. (I have no idea what’s going on in those MIT labs.) I like the first the best as it is a wonderful juxtaposition of Man’s feeble encroachment against majestic and eternal Nature. (And now you know why I’m not invited to more parties.)

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    1. Someone once told me that the Boston smog was caused by all the hot air coming from the very intelligent chattering of the inhabitants. I didn’t believe them of course. 🙂

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    2. Mild ochre. Sorry, mate. Blue skies abide over here. I love your interpretation of man’s encroachment. You’re invited to my party anytime. 😉

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  2. As much as i always love to see your good weather and majestic scenery, I really liked the shot of the fence. 🙂
    It spoke to me of ‘The Old West’.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. That seems to be the vote among the followers. I think I’ll blow it up and frame it. Thanks for casting your vote, Pete.

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      1. Something compelling about that fence… x

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  3. Fell in love with the fence! The nature shots are beautiful. The fence is Art. And Ben is so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Don. I don’t know why I didn’t “see” it on multiple previous visits. It does add to the rustic charm of the place.

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  4. In the words of Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there”

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  5. All of them are terrific, and the views are spectacular, but that fence shot is beautifully composed and such depth!

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  6. Hard choice! It’s a toss up between 7 and 8 for me but it was very hard to choose. Each of them have their particular enticement. The first one reminded me of properties my Dad bought and sold after new fencing, cropping and stocking the properties. Some of those old fences had been up for generations by the looks of them.

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    1. They are forgotten and left to rot in the tall grass; they make great foreground props. 😉
      I’ve been to Hart Prairie many times and it was the first time I “saw” it. Strange I didn’t see it before!

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  7. I prefer #2. It has real depth and leads you through the photograph to the hill on the horizon. Catching a woodpecker on camera is not as easy as the photograph makes it look either!

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    1. Thanks, John. He was pretty far away, too. I’m glad you like #2. When you hike it, it’s an amazing natural welcoming to a gorgeous world.

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  8. Love ’em all Cindy, great scenery.

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    1. I’m happy to share the beauty! It makes my point-and-shoot aptitude a notch better.

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      1. I love my point and shoots!

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    1. Hi Michael. I hope you are well! Thank you. 🙂

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  9. I love the gorge view!

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    1. That was a hard shot to catch the layers and the massive space. I’m happy you liked it, Abbi.

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  10. i like that fence shot a lot. can still see those smoky hills in the background.

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    1. Thanks, J.C. That’s the winning shot of the bunch. I know if you visited, you would love it.

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  11. They are all gorgeous, but I’ll go for the woodpecker. Did you hear him at work?

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    1. There were 20 flocking in a tree hoping for a crumb. They were a loud bunch squawking so I didn’t hear any pecking…

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  12. I loved your work here. Definitely got a vibe of an old cinematic western in a few of them.

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    1. Vinnieh, you are kind to say so! Thanks. 🙂

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  13. Ben is a cutie, all great shots but I’m going to go with 8.

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  14. Ah, the gorge view. It’s a pretty spot to breathe in the pines and the cool air. Thank you, Lloyd.

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  15. Im going with number 2 and number 8!

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    1. Welcome, Erik, and thank you for stopping by today!

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      1. hey thanks! I enjoy your work!

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