Saturday, December 24, 2011

Grand Canyon In Winter

The Grand Canyon is beautiful any time of year and always takes your breath away no matter how many times you have seen it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fort Whipple Then And Now

Except for the trees, Officers Row at Fort Whipple looks much as it did when the postcard picture, at the top, was taken in the early 1900's. These beautiful homes were build to house the highest ranking officers and their families. One of the houses is now a museum with the history and artifacts on display, telling of the early days of the fort. The museum is well worth a visit. Tomorrow I will show the inside of the house that is now the museum.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Reflecting On An Angry Cat

Reflecting on an angry cat

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011


Congratulations to the Chino Valley class of 2011!
Our granddaughter, Kelsey, in the middle with the big smile, looks very happy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hats And Boots

I saw this guy at a mule show and thought his hat looked well worn and different.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Powder Box Church Again

Another picture of the Powder Box Church. This view shows the Douglas Mansion on the hill in the background, now Jerome State Historic Park. The mansion was built in 1916 at a cost of $150,000.00. The Douglas family owned the mine. The Powder Box church was actually called the Mexican Methodist Church. The nickname was built of scrap wood from the discarded dynamite boxes. It is now a private residence.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chalk Art

It's time for "Chalk It Up Prescott" once again and as usual there are some very talented artists participating. This is Lori Escalera working on a lovely portrait. The artwork is done on the pavement in the Summit bank parking lot. This is the third year for this event.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Pose For Food

Beautiful Blue Jay!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Powder Box Church

My favorite building in Jerome.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fire Department Training

It is always fun to watch.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Big Moon and Wolf

That huge full moon reminded me of this portrait. I took this picture of my sons wolf mix dog many years ago. It is a double exposure on 35mm film.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Chapel Of The Valley

Here is a close up view of the Chapel that I showed you in yesterdays post. I posted this Chapel back in February of 2009 but I think it is worth another look. This history is from that previous post.
A dream of Johnie Lee Fain and her daughter Carolyn “Sue” Fain, was to build a chapel nestled in the lap of nature. In 2000 that dream was realized but not until a year after she had passed away. The sanctuary was built with money donated by Johnie's daughter Sue, as a final tribute to her Mother's vision. The chapel was completed in 2000. Sue Fain passed away in 2001 leaving this truly extraordinary gift. The Chapel sits on a hill overlooking Fain Park, which includes a peaceful lake, waterfalls, and a lush green picnic area shaded by trees. The land for the 100 acre park was donated to the town of Prescott Valley by the Fain family. The Chapel of the Valley is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, and is also available for weddings, memorial services and other appropriate events.