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: Slot Canyons

Slot Canyons are a distinctly desert feature, a narrow winding canyon cut by water through sandstone.

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Western Light: What's Going on Here?

With just a glance, it might look like this tree is seen through some sort of cave, roofed with gnarled roots.

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Western Light: Disappearing Creek

Clear Creek has disappeared. Beamed up by aliens? No, it has been completely rerouted by the recent flooding.

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Western Light: A Study in Ice

The recent cold temperatures have produced a vast array of natural art within the puddles around town.

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Western Light: Western Bluebird

Although it's still blustery and we're still starting the days with below freezing temps, we know spring is getting ready for its grand entrance.

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Western Light: Camp Verde Snow

On the last day of 2018, Camp Verde had a rare 4-inch snowfall.

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Western Light: Christmas at Fort Verde

Fort Verde really does the holiday up right.

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Western Light: Squeezed Moon

A full moon coming up is almost always picture-worthy, but this one had an extra ... twist.

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Western Light: Oak Creek Autumn

Whereas much of the Verde Valley wears its cloak of gray-green until midwinter, there is a hidden treasure in Oak Creek Canyon

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Western Light: Resilience

Living in Arizona is tough; tough for people, tough for animals, tough for plants.

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