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Gallery 5-1 - Water and Weather

    Much as we love the deserts and the mountains, we also feel irresistibly attracted to water and weather.  The water's edge is exciting, producing an ever-changing discontinuity between textures and forms.  Lighting changes as we near water, and the reflections, sounds, and rhythmic crashing of waves all blend into subconscious pleasure.  In this gallery we pay tribute to the excitement, pleasure and romance of the water's edge.   It suggests something eternal in our nature, and yet evokes immediate pleasure.  You will find most unusual cloud, ocean, lake and river scenes here.  In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive.  Be sure and check our other galleries as well; they overlap a little.

    For your convenience, we've placed only a few images on each page of this gallery.  When you are ready, go to page 2 in this Gallery, or use the tags at the top to view other galleries on our site and place your order.

Breezeway

Breeze Way

Breeze Way©.  In some places a tiny breeze is just enough.  Here the breeze ripples the water, graced between fields and lily pads.  Let your mind relax and watch the wheel turn, producing environmentally green—and lovely—energy.

Catalina Monsoon Rising

Catalina Monsoon Rising

Catalina Monsoon Rising©.  Most of the year, the Sonoran Desert is a dry desert.  And then, for months during the summer, the desert becomes a sauna with shower included.  Here, we can see the oncoming monsoon, dropping in from the Gulf and just beginning to spill over the Catalinas.  Forecast:  heavy rain followed by warm and sunny.

Edge of the Desert

Edge of the Desert

Edge of the Desert©.  The Salt River meanders along the Apache Trail flanked by the mighty Superstition mountain range.  In places, it is slowed by lakes, in others, it becomes a desert river cutting deep canyons between rocks and sand.  Rest yourself here for a while, before the river plunges you through another chasm or drops into a quiet lake.

 

Forest Stream in Fall  

   Forest Stream in Fall© is a little stream in the southern part of Arizona’s Galiuro Mountains.  This area is protected by the Nature Conservancy as one of the world’s most lovely (but vanishing) habitats.  Look closely and imagine the many wonderful varieties of animal and plant life. 

 

In the Canyon

In the Canyon

In the Canyon©.  Many parts of the walls in Sabino are marked by striped gneiss rocks.  These are the result of the squeezing together of two different forms of granite, under pressure as the Catalina Mountains were pushed up.  Just now a gentle seasonal stream flows through the canyon.  But in other seasons, enormous gneiss boulders may be carried by raging currents.



 Mill Stream

Mill Stream

Mill Stream©.  It is just a little desert stream, maybe trickling from the mountain in the background.  But it still has just enough might to move the old mill.  As it happens the mill itself is no longer in use, and the stream has found a different purpose, refreshing the thirsty plants nearby.

 

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