fire and water

 

DeadTree6218I am working towards a group show in the fall in Flagstaff called “Fires of Change“  and some of my  research  is being done here. We hiked to Pike Creek Trail to a fire that occurred in 2004 when a prescribed burn got out of hand and burned right up to the edge of the canyon.  NewPineSnag_6176Ten years later there is some grasses and new growth and evidence shows that the wildlife visits often.

SnagTree_6168Fire is an important element of life through destruction.

It is unseasonably warm here in the Canyon, reaching upwards of 60* everyday. There is no snow on either rim and although it is delightful, I find some disappointment in the lack or moisture. I chose Feb. to return to the Canyon in anticipation of snow, clouds and dramatic weather.

WaterSign6192All of the water used in the Canyon comes from Roaring Springs at the north rim. Without snow and moisture to replenish this spring, I wonder how long this spring will run.

WaterTank_6195In the summer, 13 million gallons are used every two weeks to keep us fed and watered in the canyon.

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2 Comments

  1. Nancy Monlux February 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm #

    Amassing pics for an area I had read about.

  2. Lillian Thibodeau February 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Interesting to see the effect of fire.

    Maybe this coming Wednesday will bring you snow. fingers crossed for luck…