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March 2017

Monochrome Madness: MM3-49

Flowers can make springtime something to look forward to, but this time of year has the added bonus of additional water flows.  In places where there are waterfalls year-round, thundering falls can be dramatic, but seeing dry canyons come to life in the desert can be equally compelling.  About a month ago, I was on a flight over the western Grand Canyon with the sun at a high angle.  I could see that every side wash had water by the mirrorlike glistening reflections as we passed overhead.  I truly wished I had been on the ground hiking instead of thousands of feet up.

This photo was taken in the mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona.  Most of the year, this would be completely dry, and you would probably pass right by.  You will find this photo, and the contributions of others on Leanne Cole’s website.  She hosts Monochrome Madness every Thursday (Australia time), and instructions for participation can be found there as well.

Monochrome Madness: MM3-48

Spring has made it here, and it almost felt like we were going to jump right to summer.  Fortunately, temperatures have returned to normal, and we can go out and enjoy the flowers which have made their presence as a result of decent winter rains.  The cacti are usually the last to bloom, and it doesn’t matter to them if there was rain or not.

This is my contribution to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.  Instructions on how to participate, and the contributions of others can be found on her website.

WPC: Atop

For this week’s Daily Post Challenge of Atop, I have a photo from my trip to New Orleans a couple months ago.  The Robert E. Lee Monument is a massive column with a small (by comparison) statue of General Lee atop.  I have finally had some time to edit all the photos from that trip, and made a portfolio of those, which can be seen in the link in the menu above.

Although this monument is on the National Register of Historic Places, there is a real possibility of it being taken down.  In an effort to rid America of all things associated with the South, this statue has been involved in court cases during the last couple years.  Will this eradicate racism?  No.  What can be put up in its place that will not offend people now or in another hundred years?  Perhaps a Big Mac and an order of fries?

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