Five Shots: Bear and Our Adventures

I’ve been away from WP hard at work and apologize for missing your posts. It will be another month before I can get back to blogging regularly. Here are some shots featuring Bear, our beloved dog. He’s over nine now and a German Shepard has a tendency to get hip dysplasia. We have been on so many hikes and camping adventures — to see him struggle to stand up or jump up in the back of the truck reminds me that time flies and all things change. Which one do you like best? 

1. Bear in a meadow
2. Tuzigoot Ruins
3. Monsoon Clouds
4. Bear on a bluff
5. Tree on a Red Rock
6. Three Aspens
7. Two puffs
8. Sitting pretty
9. Sunset over the Verde Valley
10. Sycamore Canyon
11. Late Summer Sunflowers
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12. Up on the Plateau
13. Fall Clouds in Colorado
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14. Bear where he is happiest.

Five Shots: West Fork Trail, Sedona

One advantage of family and friends staying with us for vacation is revisiting old stomping grounds like West Fork Trail, Oak Creek, just outside of Sedona. It’s very popular, so if you don’t go first thing in the morning, you have to share the trail with hundreds of others. I nudged everyone out the door at 6:45 a.m. to get a spot in the parking lot before hearing the “call of the canyon.” 

Ah, speaking of Zane Grey, The Call of the Canyon was one of his many books that had a film version from the silent era. During the creative process, it was this entrance into the canyon Zane Grey was thinking about. In fact, celebrities like Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart stayed at the Mayhew Lodge when filming in the area before it collapsed in to ruin leaving only remnants of its structure. Here are a few morning shots:   

 

 

 

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? 

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