Exploring the Southwest, it's these scenes that I've become so fond of. There is no sense of time. No hurried lifestyle, no rush, no push, no shove. Life simply is...It meanders at its own pace. It lingers and languishes. Many times I've pulled over along an empty road to eat or rest and become mesmerized by these visions of "Americana" and the calming effect of the silence of wide open spaces ♥
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Didn't need the bear spray, space blanket, headlamp, snow spikes, dry bags, extra socks, multi-tool. By the time I unpacked, I had a little pile in my room and OH how much lighter my bag was. No tough landscapes today. (So I thought)
My assignment: Photograph historic Tucson. First place I headed was the Tucson Art Museum. (Actually first place I headed was Starbucks) I was pleasantly surprised how easy this part of Tucson was to navigate and how proud the Art District and the locals are of the history here. Rich in Civil War ties and the mighty railroad days of the wild west. The kind folks of the Tucson Art Museum handed me a map of the sites and pointed me to a painted line on the sidewalk that guided me to the many points of interest.
Mansion's on Main, Barrio Historico, The Art District, The Wishing Shrine, The Old Courthouse all within walking distance. For anyone wishing to photograph the way cool painted adobe houses, it's easy street. Great restaurants and bakeries on the route.
My fav of course the funky Art Deco adobe houses sporting front doors that are simply a form of artwork all their own. The detail that goes into the door panels and iron fixtures is unreal. The Presidio was also a must see.
Looking back, I could have used the second pair of socks. Walking the trail is easy, walking the street all day was killer.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Watercolor by Valerie Millett