Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Going with the flow…

Yes, sometimes water even flows in the desert!  On this short walk we follow the water as it meanders along Rattlesnake Canyon, joins with Sabino Creek, spills over the dam, and then branches off to a quieter pace.

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”  ~Lao Tzu

27 comments:

Loui said...

what a lovely stroll!
thanks for inviting me to tag along..
such fun..and wonderful treats for ALL the senses..!
my first thoughts were to whip out my painting gear...
warmest hugs.. laughing smiles..
Loui♥

Thérèse said...

So much beauty!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a serene and peaceful spot to take a walk. You've got all that nature has to offer in one gorgeous setting.

rainfield61 said...

Your desert never looks like a desert! Amazing.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous Diane... You know how much I love water and waterfalls.... I know it's special when you get alot of water in the desert... NEAT!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Icy BC said...

Beautiful series of photos, Diane! Feel like I have just taking a stroll with you.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I like the rounded corners on your photos, too! NEAT!!

Loree said...

Awesome water shots. I was wondering why it's called Rattlesnake Canyon and I am hoping it has nothing to do with snakes!

Prospero said...

The desert - a veritable chameleon.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photographs along with beautiful thoughts..
Costas

Lindy MacDuff said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Torsdag * 1952 said...

It is so wonderful to see water in the desert, cactus and other suculents will start flowering soon and gras and bushes will become green for a while.
But it can be dangerous, two friends of mine died years ago in South Amerika. They had a camp in a dry creak, far away it started rainig and the water washed them with the tend under their van.

Hartmut

Diane AZ said...

Hartmut, I'm so sorry about your friends. Yes, water in the desert can be dangerous, there are many warning signs around here.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful place for a hike. Love the creek and the waterfalls.

Stephanie said...

Love this river and that fall. They made the desert cool and breezy. I like your last pix very much. The duck look so calm swimming on the water like that.

Anya said...

Wonderful photo's
you are so creative :-)

Regina said...

Wonderful place to enjoy nature's delight.
Amazing captures Diane.

Martha Z said...

Nice captures. It seems not long ago you were showing us pictures of dry stream beds. Now they are inviting and bursting with life.

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful place the desert is.

KaHolly said...

Stunning photos and perfect quote to accompany them. A gentle reminder to us all! Just the words I needed to read today. Thanks ~karen

housewife9988 said...

very wonderfully snapped.. such beautiful sceneries and beauty!

Self Sagacity said...

Take me there, take me there now. In need of a get away and escape with nature. Beautiful photos Diane!

Ayie said...

like what the cartoon says, if you can't beat it join it!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful place for a walk. I love hiking beside streams and rivers, the sounds are always relaxing. Great mallard in the last photo, excellent capture on the reflection.

DoanLegacy said...

Love the title! Going with the flow, is best. Beautiful photos!

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happily retired gal said...

Beautiful views and lovely reminder from Lao Tsu. Thanks ;-)
Hugs and blessings,