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photoblog image A Superstition Sunset

A Superstition Sunset

 

Up on the roof-patio of our little rented apartment, we turn our backs to the sunset and find the Superstition cliff faces aglow in the fading light.

 

 

"To fall in love with the desert is to walk a ledge between danger and beauty.  Our desert is Nature's study of contrasts.  Glorious purple mountains that appear with each sunrise turn bristled and brown as the day wears on.  Merciless skies offer the parched earth no reprieve until monsoon rains drown it with floods, and the khakis and ecrus of monochromatic summers turn into a desert floor brilliantly dotted with yellows, purples, pinks and oranges."

~Amanda Christmann

 

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A Superstition Sunset

 

Up on the roof-patio of our little rented apartment, we turn our backs to the sunset and find the Superstition cliff faces aglow in the fading light.

 

 

"To fall in love with the desert is to walk a ledge between danger and beauty.  Our desert is Nature's study of contrasts.  Glorious purple mountains that appear with each sunrise turn bristled and brown as the day wears on.  Merciless skies offer the parched earth no reprieve until monsoon rains drown it with floods, and the khakis and ecrus of monochromatic summers turn into a desert floor brilliantly dotted with yellows, purples, pinks and oranges."

~Amanda Christmann

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 22a.jpg

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 23.jpg

 

 

photoblog image 2019 Superstitions 94.jpg

 

 

 

comments (19)

All of these are really good Elizabeth, what a view it was from the roof!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Frank!! It was a great place!
C'est très beau avec toutes ces fleurs.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! It was so colorful!
I have a feeling there are many sermons one can find in such a desert, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I imagine you're right on there, Ginnie!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Apr 2019, 06:49
That looks like paradise, Elizabeth. Those flowers are just amazing and that sunset.... what a place to visit.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It certainly was for me! Thank you so much, Astrid!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Apr 2019, 06:51
Fabulous images Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chris!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Apr 2019, 08:58
I love that fiery red on the mountain.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's gorgeous, isn't it!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Apr 2019, 13:10
My favourite spot in one of our deserts, is where you spend the last 2 hours of the day and watch how the mountains and hills continue to change their hues, until the black of the night takes over.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I know just what you mean!
This looks a fine place to visit, so different to anything in the U.K.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I just love the desert in bloom - you've gotta get your timing just right though!
What marvelous images you've posted here, Elizabeth. The last one looks as if there is a person sitting in front of the rock and cactus.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm so glad you're enjoying them, Beverly!
That's what I thought! I'm glad you see it too!
"This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary."

"I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous." - Edward Abbey

I am pretty sure you know this fellow.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you for quoting Mr. Abbey - he knows the desert well! I was just dusting off a book shelf the other day and there were his books! smile
What I think I like the most are all of the natural tones captured in these images. Friendship
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Ruthie! I'm so glad you have an appreciation for that... the desert is difficult to photograph, and if your timing is between 10am and 2pm that glaring Arizona sun can just wash it all out... I'd love you to come visit! Amicizia!
These pictures are just so glorious......I don't want this riot of colours to end!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Oh thank you so much, Bill! I'm so glad - but, I'm afraid it will soon...
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2019, 17:17
This is a stunning presentation of the colors found in your end of the world. I love moving from the burnt orange mountains to the burst of color in the wild flowers. Nicely done!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Beth! I was just in 7th Heaven... and I'm so glad I was able to capture some of it's beauty!
Wow - amazing. And the spring flowers remind me of a book read many years ago, "North with the Spring", by Edwin Way Teale - if you haven't read it, do look for it. It describes the author's travels from the southern states to Maine follow as spring happened along the route. A lovely book.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you!
That does sound like a good one - thank you for the recommendation!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2019, 19:42
Wonderful photographs which give a great impression of the magnificence of these rocks! Yes, it must have been like paradise to stay at this apartment.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Philine, for your beautiful comment! Amicizia!
Wow the colours of the desert are amazing! Great shots Elizabeth smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's so amazing when the desert blooms! Thank you, Martin!
three super shots of the flowers that go right to the bottom of the cliffs Elizabeth... it would be sad to loose the khakis that get washed away during the monsoon floods on the foothills....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Peter!
As long as they're not my khaki's! smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 26 Apr 2019, 15:43
it's quite stunning
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri - I wouldn't want to live in this landscape again - I'm much more partial to the pines... but it's lovely to visit every now and then! smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Apr 2019, 23:05
The third image is my favorite, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh good! I thought you'd like those lovely grasses!

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