Honeybee Canyon: The Door in The Dam

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We spend the day in a tiny canyon west of Catalina State Park just off of Rancho Vistoso Blvd.  The geologic display here is very dramatic as is the light, which changes rapidly, revealing and concealing shattered and scoured rock forms.  Unfortunately, this amazing light and shadow is inadequately exposed by this, dare I say…camera phone. Oh, c’est la vie.

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A very short walk down canyon opens up to a view of the Catalinas and Edy, braving the sun.

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We wrap up the morning session and head to a trail side ramada for lunch. This site has all of the amenities.

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Margaret’s morning shot in pastel contemplating rock form and arial perspective.

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Afternoon is much warmer, so we head into the deep, cool shade of the canyon.

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Margaret and I are looking at the same outcropping. She works in pastel, focused on raking light and texture. I work in oils with a limited complementary palette of orange and blue. I zoom in for a close-up, she pulls back for the long-shot.

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Edy is just around the bend working in pastel.

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To her left is a view of the door-in-the-dam.

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Packing up to leave, we all go back through the door; whimsical, totally unique.

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Until next time, Honeybee.

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