By Ted Grussing
… days of summer are here and they bring kind of a soft filter onto what can be a harsh landscape. I took this shot this morning on the way back from the lake area to the southeast of Flagstaff. I went up there to get some better shots of the Lowell Observatory Anderson Mesa Campus to go with some narrative from a friend who was with Lowell for about forty years. That will go out tomorrow night.
I was a little over 9,600’ when I took the shot from a vantage point ENE of Sedona looking to the WSW. The canyon in the foreground is Woods Canyon and at the end of that on the right side of the canon you can see the Ranger Station and visitor center … the canyon above that is Jacks Canyon and nestled in it is Pine Valley with Lees mountain to the right of it … further down the canyon (up in the photo) is Courthouse Rock, Bell Rock, Castle Rock, the Village of Oak Creek which backs up to House Mountain and Cathedral Rock further right. About fifteen million years ago when House Mountain volcano was active that was where the Colorado Plateau ended and the rim was … the rim as you can see has retreated several miles to the north. To the right of the village towards the right side is the Sedona airport and west Sedona. And beyond that the end of Long Canyon. With less detail and above all this is the rest of the Verde Valley, Mingus Mountain left of center and above that on the left side of the image are the Bradshaw Mountains … the valley in between which you cannot see is Prescott Valley.
Back home by 11:30 and then back into getting photographs worked on and beginning the assembly into a Power Point file for my presentation at the VOCA clubhouse next Thursday, August 15th. Below is the flyer for the event and hope you can make it as there will many beautiful images.
Time to wrap the day … early tomorrow I get to build a new super computer for a friend … I may have to build another one for myself as it has been a while.
Have a beautiful day and smile … you and only you get to choose what kind of day you have.
Whatever else you do or forbear;
Impose upon yourself the task of happiness;
And now and then abandon yourself
To the joy of laughter.
— Max Ehrmann
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