Thursday, December 18, 2008

out of the classroom, a few hours later...

After work, after errands...the evening light on the season's first substantial snowfall on the mountaintops behind Tucson:

...the view of the central Santa Catalinas from our neighborhood...
...I love the verticality of climate and season in southern Arizona: from the cactus-zone to the grassland-zone up to the oak-and-juniper-zone to the wintry pine-zone, finally to the mixed evergreen forest above 8000 feet--all in one shovel-free 'backyard' view:

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