Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Landscapes Foothills and Mountains, Patagonia AZ 12 January 2016 14 April 2018 Mountains Arizona is a ruggedly beautiful state, and no two bits of it seem to be the same, even the bits that are desert or high desert. These pictures were taken in the late afternoon near Patagonia State Park, very near the border with Mexico. The Thing that Goes, “Braack!” Mountain, Phoenix AZ 4 Comments Jim Robertson 17 January 2016 at 11:10 am 4 years ago Nice sampling of the area’s landscape. We didn’t get that far south. Isabel Gibson 17 January 2016 at 5:49 pm 4 years ago Jim – Thanks! The southern bits of Arizona are definitely worth the time. Laurna Tallman 17 January 2016 at 12:54 pm 4 years ago Warm is good. Formidably dry is scary. The building appears to be situated near water. I wonder how far one has to travel to find the next life-sustaining stream or oasis? I must think like a pioneer when I see these pictures because I read so many American pioneer stories in childhood. They inspired the settings of much science fiction for the same reasons the first astronauts used Sudbury, Ontario, environs as training grounds for their projected (in two senses) moon walks. Extraterrestrial territory is like the most inhospitable environments on terra firma. But I hear the Sons of the Pioneers singing about tumbleweed as they come over a ridge. Isabel Gibson 17 January 2016 at 5:56 pm 4 years ago Laurna – Water runs downhill, but there are lots of dry washes and arroyos in that part of the world, for sure. And here’s the link to Sons of the Pioneers, singing two appropriate songs. Comments are closed.