Spring!

First Posted on December 26, 2014
Photos by frugalchariot

So. Today’s the day after Christmas — Dec. 26, 2014 C.E. (Common Era). Actually, Dec. 26 happens every year, same time, same station, etc., and I remain certain that next year’s Christmas will once again show up right on time and as scheduled. I also expect that the never-ending “war on Christmas” nonsense will commence again real soon, given that there is seldom a discernible pause in the actions of alladem wingnut nitwits and their implicit nitwiticism. (Did I spell that right?? Yeah, OK, Bqhatevwr). Oops. ‘Whatever’. đŸ˜³

On the other hand we’re already five days past the winter solstice, so SPRING!! is less than ninety days away! Reminds me of other times, decades ago — springtime on the desert — a season I had become very fond of, all those years ago. And wouldn’t you know it, just last month when I switched from crashed computer-a to uncrashed and nearly pristine computer-b, and when I dug into old backups on old USB thingees, I found a whole lot of “stuff” dating back to the days when I spent hour upon hour digitizing old transparencies of scenes that I had once spent hours and hours seeking out to photograph. So, without further ado, here’s some of that old stuff, some 4×5 Ektachromes that I first snapped back in the seventies and eighties on Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. I suspect that after thirty years, enough has changed to make each and all of the subjects evermore difficult to find. With luck, though, it’s all still out there somewhere.

Enjoy!

Wildflowers, North Phoenix, circa 1980

Wildflowers, North Phoenix, circa 1980

Rio Verde and Mazatzal Mountains, circa 1980

Rio Verde and Mazatzal Mountains, circa 1980

Blue Lupine, Spring circa 1978

Blue Lupine, Spring circa 1978

Echinocereus engelmanii; circa 1987

Echinocereus engelmanii (Hedgehog). circa 1987

Yucca sp., circa 1982

Yucca sp., circa 1982

Ferocactus sp., circa 1978

Ferocactus sp., circa 1978

Yucca elata, circa 1977

Yucca elata, circa 1977

Grasshopper, circa 1977

Grasshopper, circa 1977

Desert Tortoise, circa 1980

Desert Tortoise, circa 1980

(Frugal Photos)

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