Wet Red Dirt

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It’s one of those saturated plein air mornings. We are cruising around the Arizona backcountry. The damp brings out the darks so we see a lot more contrast on the ground, and in the sky.

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Dead stalks of Palmeri Agave dot the landscape. The patterns are compelling-I go for a very tall one.

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Dirt here is rich in mineral. Red oxides peek through green juniper stands and road cut erosion.

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Katrina studies this specimen enhanced by the wet.

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Katrina Lasko, study

Great Root!

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On our way we bump into El Torro, very impressive, but shy…here torrolito…jk.

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Good bye Red Dirt.

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Galleria

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Katrina Lasko, oil on canvas, 2013

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M.Milstead, Mourning Agave, 11×14, acrylic on panel, 2013

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