Between a Rock and a Hard Place


Hello

Today we are going to Muse about boulders.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Don’t ask me why, but today my mind has wandered far from Florida where I now live.  I have been thinking about Arizona where I spent my early childhood and much of my later adulthood.

When you think of the Florida landscape, what comes to mind?  I would guess palm trees, beach, sand, water, and flat.  That is very different from Arizona which is not known for palm trees (though it has many date palms), the beach or being flat.

What comes to mind when you think about the Arizona landscape? Cactus? Desert? The red rock vistas of Sedona?  That is all there.

Granite

Among other things, I think of granite.  Big granite boulders.

Carefree Sahuaros

Carefree Sahuaros by Thomas Tribby

Near Prescott, Arizona, where my grandparents lived, is Granite Mountain.  It commands the area around it.

Granite Mountain

Granite Mountain

 

 

It appears solid but in  actual fact it is piles of boulders which make it quite difficult  to climb.

Below is a view of the mountain base.  In the bottom right corner there is a structure.  It will give you a sense of scale.

Base of Granite Mountain

Base of Granite Mountain

If you drive north out of the desert floor you will find granite, west and east.

Granite

Granite

Yarnell frog

Yarnell frog

 

 

 

Some has even been enhanced by the local citizenry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granite Dells

One of my favorite spots as a kid was Granite Dells.

Granite Dells

Granite Dells

At one end of the lake there was a swimming area.  It engendered the enthusiasm shown in the George Bellows painting Forty Two Kids.

Forty Two Kids

Forty Two Kids

 

We were suited, as I remember, but no less raucous.

Granite Dells Swimming Area

Granite Dells Swimming Area

This is how it looked back then.

Granite Dells Locker House

Granite Dells Locker House

Unfortunately time has taken its toll.

The Dells . . . closed

The Dells . . . closed

The swimming is gone, but the granite remains.

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1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

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Happy Hour

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Lady in Red

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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