Tuesday, 22 March 2011
212/365 This shot is one of the fountains, taken at close range and cropped.
213/365 The edge of the pond where Turkey Creek is dammed. The water is very low because the region has not had any winter rains this year. There is a flock of cranky tame geese stamping around in the dusty verges, grumbling.
214/365 The YD said she was not sure what this was supposed to be, but I figured it was an easy call. Bird on crossed wires. No? You had better appreciate this, because I had to stomp through a lot of dry and possibly rattlesnake concealing grass to get the angle right.
215/365 This is the YD surveying the rock formations inside Chiricachua National Monument. We took a lot of pictures up here - the YD on a long solo hike one day and, after she complained that she was not getting the colour correctly, both of us with my trusty D90 and a lot of different settings. The path she made me walk to get to this viewpoint filled me with terror. And frustration when YD and other tourists just strolled along on the parts where my acrophbia was worst.
216/365 The rock formations have eroded from the rock formed by an ancient vocano's eruption and you can see all sorts of forms and faces in them.
This is me clutching two hiking poles and enjoying a short patch of wide trail, in between places where the poor YD had to haul me up and down and carry the camera.
217/365 Sunset across the plain between the Dragoon and Chiracahua Mountain ranges. A nice border patrol guy stopped to see if we were okay as we took these.
218/365 The view out of our casa window at the ranch. This place is a birders' and hikers' paradise - they also have trail bikes, mountain bikes and horses. And friendly chickens. Highly recommended.
This is the YD's photo. Sun and sky and most improbably mustard-coloured grass. Or maybe lemon-coloured. I am not sure we did it justice although we tried.
I have more tries at the grass, and a whole day's worth of photos yet to download, but that is going to have to be a new post, because I am getting po-ed with the laptop.