Portraits of Wildflowers

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A contrast in strata

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Above: Geological strata in Sedona (Arizona) on October 20.

Below: Frostweed ice strata in Austin (Texas) on December 19.


© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 23, 2016 at 4:49 AM

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  1. Stunning natural architecture in two such diverse forms. I like how you’ve done that.


    December 23, 2016 at 5:45 AM

  2. Oh, YES! You’ve really iced it. Nature’s analogies rock!


    December 23, 2016 at 6:22 AM

  3. Great, Steve!
    Happy Holidays! 🙂


    December 23, 2016 at 7:12 AM

  4. Really amazing! I am glad you managed to capture it again.


    December 23, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    • Sedona was a first, frostweed a perennial. The ice picture is from my second consecutive morning out in the cold earlier this week photographing frostweed ice. I was indeed glad for that second chance to capture it again so soon.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 23, 2016 at 8:31 AM

  5. I just recently visited Sedona and think you have captured its beauty very well. A stunning place with so many geological artworks. Have a fantastic weekend!

    laura lecce

    December 23, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    • After having skipped Sedona during our six days in Phoenix and Tucson in 2014, we made it a priority on this trip. We visited Sedona on parts of two days in October but still managed to see only a small amount of all that’s desirable there. I’m glad you recently got to see it too.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 23, 2016 at 12:59 PM

      • I know how you feel, we only spent one day there and that was certainly not enough time. Some really stunning places in Arizona and Utah, I think I could spend a very, very long time there.

        laura lecce

        December 23, 2016 at 1:03 PM

  6. Awesome!

    Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

    December 23, 2016 at 5:22 PM

  7. It’s so strange that when I look at sights of nature in Arizona, I feel like home. Thank you for these beautiful and daily photos. And Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Steve!


    December 24, 2016 at 2:18 AM

    • Merry Christmas to you and your family too, Anna.

      Arizona is very different from where I am, too, but I also feel like it’s home and imagine that I’d be happy living in the desert. After five years of daily posts I’d begun to slow the pace a little, but I saw so many things on this recent trip and took so many pictures that I’ve temporarily gone back to posting daily.

      Steve Schwartzman

      December 24, 2016 at 6:57 AM

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