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Five Shots: Rainbows and Rain Clouds


California rain slipped into my AZ valley bringing vibrant rainbows and rain clouds. Here are five shots around the house yesterday afternoon. Which one do you like best?


Rainbow over Toozigoot National Monument


Sycamore Canyon Wilderness


Layers within Sycamore Canyon Wilderness


Mingus Mountain


Rain Clouds over Mingus


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Five Shots: Desert Snow

IMGP0284 A freak snow storm whitened our Arizona world on New Year’s Eve. I chided my Illinois friends who flew in for a visit and brought with them snow and cold temps. We all wanted to play golf. Instead, we built snowmen and huddled around the fireplace and sipped Maker’s Mark. My camera is broken, but Jim’s Pentax works just fine. Here are five shots of the Verde Valley, New Year’s Day. IMGP0313Toozigoot National Monument, an Anasazi “condominium” ancient grounds. IMGP0308 IMGP0353Sycamore Canyon Wilderness IMGP0346 Strange to see Cacti covered in snow? It’s beautiful here in the desert. Which shot do you like best?