Excursion: Ruby, Arizona

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A short hike across the sand leads to a watering hole extraordinaire.

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 Afternoon finds the infamous Batcave, aka deep shaft.  Thousands of Mexican Freetail bats will exit this area around 7 p.m. Cold air (and the memorable smell of bat) rushes up.

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Our task for the afternoon is perspective. We set up in a prime location, replete with shed on shed construction, adobe, and many a mining contraption.

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Red film goes along way in showing just what the value range is.

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As I sketched my current favorite plant, plantago insularis, a young canyon wren stopped to check me out…we had a little moment, it was great.

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 great reflected light!

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and texture

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We were short on time but managed some great perspective studies.

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Karen, Betty, Edy, Margaret and Valerie

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Just a little more air in those tires and she’ll be good-to-go.

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Valerie Milner-Graham, oil on panel, 2013

Valerie Milner-Graham, oil on panel, 2013

One thought on “Excursion: Ruby, Arizona

  1. Meredith, I wish I could have been there! I’m familiar with Ruby… have visited several times over the years and it’s always wonderful. You’ve captured it with a lot of good shots.

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