Melissa Bowersock

Melissa writes a photo blog that explores the beauty of Arizona, the Western US and the Western Hemisphere.

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Western Light: Vultures

The vultures are back. Every spring we see them drifting lazily through our skies, wagging their wings on the breezes.

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Western Light: The nose knows

We've trained our dog to not grab at food, but to wait (sometimes patiently, sometimes not) for the "okay" signal before taking it.

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Western Light: wood ducks

Wood ducks are not normally known to include Arizona in their range, but then wood ducks don't read, either.

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Western Light: Super Moon

We've had a lot of Super Moons lately, it seems, and the moon just lends itself to dreamy, peaceful photography.

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Western Light: Door to Nowhere

Jerome is a town of ghosts.

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Western Light: Abstracts in Nature

At first this may look like an abstract painting, just shapes and colors.

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Western Light: Sunrises and Sunsets

We are lucky here in Arizona to have such fabulous sunrises and sunsets.

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Western Light: Water

Water assumes many characteristics. It can be glassy smooth, frothing with foam, swirling around rocks, bending images to its twists and turns.

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Western Light: Iridescent clouds

Sometimes the sun, the clouds, the time of day and the angles all line up together to create ephemeral beauty in the sky.

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Western Light: Reflections of fall color

Reflections of the fall color along Clear Creek bring to mind the impressionistic paintings of Monet.

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