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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

MWT - A walk in the wash


Just outside the door, it’s probably less than 100 feet through brush to the wash which flows only during heavy rain.

Mighty Arizona Oaks reveal intricate root wads half exposed on the banks.

The roots twist and turn back on themselves encountering rocky obstacles in the soil, creating windows to the sky.

Poplars tower above.

Ancient granite boulders squat in the sand.

Quail feather evidence of a successful hunt
The wash is full of life. Bird song all around as they flutter by in a blur.

Deadwood critter
The imagination awakens with the discovery of nature’s gifts.

We see the BIG picture.
And also the small components.


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29 comments:

Pat said...

I like peeking through the twisted roots to the sky. Great shots of the big views and the small views.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Love every piece of this, Gaelyn. What's the little black & white piece of flotsam on the square rock, last photo? (...and the hunt was NOT successful for the quail, I'm thinking...)

eileeninmd said...

Great post and a cool walk at one my son would have loved to look over all those rocks. He has somewhat of a collection going.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Such a wild, elemental place, Gaelyn. I don't think I've ever been to a place so self contained and detached from human input.
Janice.

Martha Z said...

Looks like a nice walk.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful shots. I liktd the World of roots.

Marie Höglund said...

I can imagine this was a nice walk with interesting captures through the lens.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

A nice look at your wash. I don't know where you live, but years ago, probably around 1952, I saw a Gila Monster going down a wash just outside of Tucson.

Rob Inukshuk said...

A nice micro and macro view of your World. Fun post!

Sylvia K said...

Great post, Gaelyn, and I love your photos, as always! Thanks for taking us along! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

Me and my puppies said...

I love hiking, thanks for taking me along on yours.

J Bar said...

Fascinating.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

susieofarabia said...

A remarkable post, Gaelyn! You are getting quite poetic! I loved it!!!

Diane AZ said...

It is nice to have a natural area nearby that you can explore often and notice new things each time. I love these artistic images. :)

Janie said...

A complete nature experience requires looking at big and small, high and low. You do it all so very well!
Nice photos. I like the window through the roots best.

Barb said...

So much of Nature's beauty right outside your door, Gaelyn. I love the photo of the sky from the tree "frame."

Firefly said...

Most people go for walks and just enjoy the environment while a select few will not just enjoy the beauty of the area, but also look for the interesting little things. You are one of the latter.

Bibi said...

I love to scrounge around on walks to see what I can find. I especially like the rocks here.

LadyFi said...

THat was a marvellous walk!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a walk...you can go in all directions and find new and interesting sights to photograph. The desert is so amazing...once again, a great post, Gaelyn!

dowhatyoulove said...

What a beautiful photographic journal of your outing! I love the story you tell, the story of the land. I feel it!

Natural Moments said...

Tom Brown Jr. would be happy to see you out and about talking to and interacting with Nature and its infinite components.

Lianne said...

awesome shots! especially like the close up shots showing such interesting detail

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Another wonderful place to explore Gaelyn. I love the stones and the roots.

Lisa Wilson said...

Great winter captures!

RuthieJ said...

Beautiful pictures Gaelyn!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Sorry I missed this walk, you got some really neat photos.

jeannette stgermain said...

A perfect O-shaped look through -you have an artist eye, Gaelyn!

dAwN said...

Beautiful post Gaelyn!

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