Jan 222009

One of the advantages of living in southeast Tucson is our proximity to Saguaro National Park East, which is about five miles from our house. Over the New Year’s weekend, my daughters and I spent an afternoon climbing around a magnificent rock outcropping, allowing me to burn through photo after photo in the desert’s golden light.

Here are a handful of photos, which start with macro and end with panoramic, with the full set of 43 in the gallery.

Making a four-armed shadow person.

Macro shot of colorful cholla fruits.

Beautiful light, clouds, and desert: plus a little prize on top — my older daughter!

Here’s that little shoeless scampering lizard of a girl now.

Not quite on top of the world, but a great view nonetheless.

Pretty spectacular views here at Saguaro National Park East.

View from the rocks toward the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

Check out the full gallery:

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