Daily Walks by Diane Varner

 

 

 

A Week In the Arizona Desert — 2 0 0 9

Seeking an entirely new environment, I found it in the Arizona desert. Ironically, the landscape reminded me of the ocean here at home (California) in its vastness, sense of space and found serenity. It is a place that is profoundly quiet yet is abundant with life... cottontails, hawks, hummingbirds, lizards, wild pigs and more.

Bob (my husband) and I hiked many trails and were fortunate enough to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen. As we walked through the Hohokan Indian ruins, a storm came in just as the sun was setting. On that particular evening, I felt like I had found the gateway to the heavens in that gorgeous Arizona sky.

 


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The Desert Vista

The Desert Vista

Gateway to Heavens

Gateway to the Heavens

A Desert Expression

A Desert Expression

Abundant Arizona Cottontails

Abundant Arizona Cottontails

A Cactus Sunset

A Cactus Sunset

Hohokan Indian Ruins

Hohokan Indian Ruins

Among the Ancient

Among the Ancient

Desert Morning Sunrise

Desert Morning Sunrise

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus

Desert Detail

Desert Detail

 

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