Friday, September 23, 2011

Amerind trip yesterday

Okay, yesterday we did a day trip to the Amerind Foundation with 2 of our friends. Mike decided to take the scenic route as opposed to Hwy 10... we ended up on a powerline right-of-way for about two hours. Very narrow primitive road with some pretty hairy spots, and we weren't exactly sure we'd gone the right way. Turns out we'd made a turn and bailed on it. Should have made the turn. Anyway, saw a microwave tower repair man in a van who assured us we'd be back on paved road in about 4 miles. Saved us from turning around and going back 25 miles as we were about to do! Our "desert angel" in a van:-)  Got to Amerind, had a picnic lunch and went through the museums. I only made a few photos yesterday as we were leaving Amerind. Did a little fisheye warp.

Some rain clouds in the distance

Cemetery at Amerind (but mostly sky)

Labor Day

Okay, so I'm just posting photos from Labor Day! These are from a little day outing Mike and I did then. It was a hazy, overcast day, so mostly greyish skies. It was a full-day outing, and quite nice! We went over through Sonoita, AZ, up Hwy. 83, stopped at Charron Vineyard in the Santa Ritas, in to Vail (Tuscon), through the Rincon Mountains, headed back on a primitive road by San Pedro River Valley, in to Benson, and home (Bisbee).

Rolling hills in the Santa Rita mountain range, Hwy 83, north of Sonoita, AZ

Charron Vineyards

Barrel cactus in bloom, drive through the Rincon Mountains

Rincons, looking down into San Pedro River Valley

Free range cattle by San Pedro

Cascabel Cliffs, San Pedro River Valley

Decorated water tank
Headed home

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Council Rocks

Saturday, September 17, Mike, our friend Tim, and myself made a day trip to Council Rocks on the west side of the Dragoon Mountains. Weather was perfect; the day was perfect. Here a a few photos.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mike and Liz art

Okay, I'm taking a quick studio break. Yes, in the studio today!!!

Last week we found this sculpture on the side of the road - so Mike brought it home and created this little found object piece:0)
This is the piece I've been working on in the studio. I think it still needs a little more work, but I'm setting it aside for now and moving on to something else...Part of Desert Angels series photo, wax, mixed media.