This particular rainbow stuck around for quite a while, which permitted me to experiment with the surrounding Sonoran landscape. I thought aligning this saguaro cactus presented a unique perspective, almost as if the giant cacti was being touched personally by the rainbow. The ominous sky above contrasted with the partly cloudy skies in the distance demonstrates how quickly things can change during the monsoon season here in Arizona.
Hewitt Canyon Road in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is a great place to catch a distant thunderstorm and its residual. After the monsoonal rains you have the wonderful smell of creosote, that to me, smells like brown sugar. Every living thing drinks deep. For a few brief moments the dry and dusty is forgotten. Everything is fresh and revitalized.
Did some ‘road work’ today … visited some of my photography inventory that I have not touched. I have a gallery on my website dedicated to Paths @ https://rickfurmanekphotography.pixels.com/collections/paths
Needless to say, I love a good road/path/trail.
It is simply amazing the sheer number of people who venture out to witness a Grand Canyon sunset who promptly exit just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon. They miss out on the best part … the magic hour … the moment in time when colors seem to come alive. I remember the silent vastness piercing the atmosphere as my ears strained to listen for the notes of the Canyon’s eventide.
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Fish Creek Canyon on the Apache Trial in Arizona is a fascinating place. Spring is a great time to explore with cacti draped in their green attire. When the light is right, the canyon can transform into a kaleidoscope of color and texture.
This view of the San Juan range in southwestern Colorado provided a lot of eye candy … fall color, early snow and partly cloudy skies.