Texas Canyon, which lies about twenty miles east of Benson in southeast Arizona and easily accessed from I-10, is full of huge granite boulders. This one rests at the south end near the Amerind Foundation and, as many of them are, is precariously balanced in a way that seems to defy gravity. Image copyrighted. Any […]
The calming beauty of another lovely Arizona sunset. Even when they are simple, they are beautiful. Enjoy your weekend. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Contact Martha Lochert for licensing.
Happy World Wetlands Day! I bet you had no idea … This photo was made at the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Arizona. It is lush with swamps and marshes, wild birds, dragonflies and other critters. https://www.tucsonaz.gov/water/sweetwater-wetlands Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.marthalochertphotography.com
A walk in the woods is liken to a nice cup of hot tea. It replenishes the spirit and soothes the soul. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted and registered with US Library of Congress. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Friday, November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day) is the last of the free entrance days to our national parks, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the national park system. So take advantage and enjoy the beauty! A list of parks waiving the fee can be found, state by state here: https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm Image copyrighted. Any use requires […]
There is a welcome, distinctive smell in the desert when it rains, which comes from the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata), shown here. We desert dwellers will say “it smells like rain” but what we are actually smelling is the creosote, shown here. Did you know they could live thousands of years? According to Steve Archer, […]
On a path in the canyon, next to Oak Creek, sits a strange little assemblage of rock piles in the cool of the early evening light. In the secluded, quiet space and soft light the stacks seemed animated – as if they had assembled to wait for communication from the mother ship! It was magical. Image copyrighted and registered with […]
Brothers – on their way to the East Fork of the Cimarron River in southwest Colorado. Life is good. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
I like the latent tension in this photograph between the peaceful glow of the city lights and the painful needles on the saguaro cactus. It’s a sort of commentary on life in Tucson. Those of us who live here are ever-vigilant to not get poked; not get dehydrated; not get sun stroke; not get bitten by scorpions or […]
My daughter is getting married in Carmel, CA in October, so we have been watching the Soberanes Fire closely, ever since it started and her soon-to-be in-laws were evacuated from their Carmel Highlands home, which sits very close to the wedding venue. Luckily they are safe and have another home to go back to […]
It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend in Tucson, Az with projected temps of 110 degrees. Stay hydrated, my friends! Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Eighty-three years ago today (Jan. 5, 1933), construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge. Joseph Baermann Strauss was appointed Chief Engineer for the Golden Gate Bridge project. His original bridge design was for a cantilever-suspension hybrid, but by the time it went into production, that design changed to the full-suspension bridge we all know. When the […]
I was walking in the woods and came across this tree. A beaver felled it. According to http://http://animals.mom.me/long-beaver-chew-down-tree-11371.html it probably only took about five to ten minutes! I wish I would have seen it in action. While beavers can seem to be a nuisance, they actually help us in many ways. By building their dams, they create a […]
Since yesterday was Halloween, I thought this glowing orange rock from Oak Creek Canyon was apropos; it looks like a huge shriveled pumpkin thrown out into the woods for the wildlife to enjoy! Photo copyrighted. Use requires licensing. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
This moment of beauty brought to you by Oak Creek Canyon in northern Arizona. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted & registered with US Library of Congress. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
It caught my eye … Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Just south of Texas Canyon in Cochise County, Arizona stands this dead tree. It might be dead, but it is still a “giving tree.” Where once it gave shade, now it serves as a natural sculpture in the surrounding landscape for those who may happen to notice. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
The sunset light in this land of sandstone monoliths and mesas is incredibly beautiful every time I pass through. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
This is Church Rock in the Navajo Nation off US-160 west of Kayenta in northern Arizona. (36°44’02.9″N 110°07’07.1″W) I think it is aptly named. Reverence noun rev·er·ence \ˈrev-rən(t)s, ˈre-və-; ˈre-vərn(t)s\ :honor or respect felt or shown : deference; especially : profound adoring awed respect http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary I felt that here. Though just off the highway, […]
This little gem is just off the road along the middle fork of the Cimarron river in Uncompahgre National Forest – at the western edge of the Uncompahgre Wilderness in southwest Colorado. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Lovely little asters catching a bit of sunlight coming through the Aspen canopy in McClure Pass near Marble, Colorado. Image copyrighted and registered with Library of Congress. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Summer wildflowers in the cool mountain air near Estes Park, Colorado. I could wake up to this every day! Image copyrighted & registered with Library of Congress. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
The other day Colorado Parks & Wildlife posted a photo of Rifle Falls and it made me think of the photo I made of the footpath up to the falls when we were there last summer. Rifle Falls is a three-part waterfall in Rifle Falls State Park – northwest of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the left […]
Need an escape from work, from the city, from cell phones, from email, from Facebook and from technology in general? The Briar Patch Inn on the banks of Oak Creek in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Arizona is where I would suggest you go. It is a charming family owned property with free-standing casitas […]
It was 108 degrees today where I live; there is no disputing it is officially summer … Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
The Uncompahgre Wilderness in southwest Colorado is a 102,721 square mile U.S. Wilderness area in the north-central region of the San Juan Mountains about ten miles east of Ouray. Elevation ranges from 8,400 to 14,309 ft. There are two fourteeners (peaks with elevations exceeding 14,000 ft) and at least twenty-five thirteeners within this wilderness area and […]
I was in the middle of nowhere; I was in that quiet space that exists away from cities and civilization; I was stopped by the side of a rural route on the Navajo reservation to enjoy the sunset to my right and the moon rise to my left. It was a glorious respite from my […]
The California Poppies are gracefully unfolding their petals … http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Licensing for use may be obtained from Martha Lochert.
This 200′ sandstone column is called Church Rock. It sits just off US Route 191 near Monticello in southeastern Utah. As the lore goes, in the 1930’s Maria Ogden and her Utopian community Home of Truth had plans to chisel out the entire center of this rock to create a church. They got as far […]
Even though it’s warm and the wildflowers are already showing their faces here in southern Arizona, people in the northeast are experiencing something quite different. Don’t worry, my friends, winter is almost done and spring is just around the corner for you too. Look at this and envision the warm rays on your skin. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from […]
Carnegia gigantea (Englem.) Brit & Rose forma cristata, better known as a crested saguaro is a rarity, occurring only once in every 250,000 saguaro. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/learn/nature/why_crested.htm The cause of the mutation is not definitively known, with some biologists professing it is the result of a genetic mutation and others believing it is the result of either a lightning […]