Apr 202010
 

On Sunday we took a drive into the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson under the auspices of a daylong Girl Scout retreat. That was all good and fun, but the trip also presented the opportunity to photograph Rose Canyon Lake and some amazing desert wildflowers we saw on the way up.

Here are a few photos (now larger previews thanks to the new blog format!), and the full gallery of 30 images can be accessed here. Enjoy:

Rose Canyon Lake, nestled near the summit of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Rose Canyon Lake, nestled near the summit of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Pine and cloud reflection on the lake.

Pine and cloud reflection on the lake.

Spiring rock formations along the Catalina Highway.

Spiring rock formations along the Catalina Highway.

At the base of the Catalinas, the desert overflowed with wildflowers, especially the yellow-blooming brittlebush.

At the base of the Catalinas, the desert overflowed with wildflowers, especially the yellow-blooming brittlebush.

A hillside of saguaro and brittlebush.

A hillside of saguaro and brittlebush.

Nobby-topped saguaro with a ridge full of wildflowers behind.

Nobby-topped saguaro with a ridge full of wildflowers behind.

Just another stunning wildflower season in the Sonoran desert!

Just another stunning wildflower season in the Sonoran desert!

And view all the photos at www.simmonsbuntin.com/images/gallery/2010/lake_wildflowers.

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