136 years of business!
Walking in The Hubbell Trading Post was like walking back into time. Now a National historic site, this little piece of the past has been operating since 1878. Navajo Indians have beautiful blankets, jewelry, baskets and crafts for sale. My great grandfather started a Tobacco Store back in 1878, and my visit to this store gave me a sense of what his place might have been like...interesting, friendly, cozy and fun.
Picacho Peak silhouetted at Sunset
Swoosh, swoosh...it looked like someone took a gigantic brush and was painting amazing clouds above Picacho Peak....then the sun began to set. The result was a masterpiece!
As we left Picacho Peak area, I noticed the sky was ablaze with fire! We pulled over on an old side road and we held our breath in awe as we watched the firey sunset die out.
This little fellow didn't even blink an eye when I snapped him filling his belly.
Golden evening on the Lake
A relaxing boat ride as the sun sets over Chaparral Lake.
A beautiful day for hiking Boyce Thompson Arboretum
A breath of Hot Air!
This dragon was at the Chinese Lantern Glow along with many other fantastic lanterns!
The Orange Umbrella
I followed this buxom renaissance gal with her orange umbrella for a long time then finally got enough nerve to ask to take her picture! She responded..."oh...that's why I come here...I love all the attention!"
Pretty in Paint
Young renaissance beauty
It was the end of the day at the Renaissance faire...this poor jester looked so sad as we all left.
From the day my college boyfriend put a 35mm Kodak Signet in my hand and taught me all about F-stops I have loved shooting. My first love was capturing expressions of children, they seemed so honest and pure when people weren't making them smile. I have learned people have specialites in photography, just like artists do in their mediums...people, landscapes, sculpture, etc. I joined a wonderful photography club and was blessed with learning from professionals who were open to sharing their knowledge and advice. I'm always looking at the world through open eyes and then again through my camera lens...seeing if I can capture the incredible world we are blessed to be surrounded by.