Monday, May 12, 2008

Elgin High Desert Grasslands

This weekend we joined two other Civano families for a weekend in and around Elgin, Arizona, about fifty miles southeast of Tucson in high Chihuahuan desert grasslands (now mostly rangeland, though still beautiful). Below are a few photos from the trip, but be sure to see these and many others in larger format in the gallery (here).

We stayed at the Rancho Milagro Bed and Breakfast outside Elgin, which we highly recommend.

Our first evening we went to the small, funky town of Patagonia, where the girls rode the merry-go-round.

Morning view of the Mustang Mountains.

Grasslands, and plenty of them.

Tucked among the grasses was a delightfully surprising amount of wildflowers like this beauty.

Lots of wildlife, too, like this bird that found us as curious as we found him.

And the clouds were pretty awesome, too.

Sonoran fountain at the B&B.

My lovely girls: older daughter, wife, and younger daughter. Happy Mother's Day, Billie!

Check out all of the photos in the gallery now!


jd said...

All of the photos are lovely, but I especially like the grasslands along the fence and the cloud shot. Were they taken with your new lense? What kind was it again?

Simmons B. Buntin said...

Thanks JD. Most of the landscape photos were taken with the Sigma 10-20 mm lens. I really like it. And I'm using the new camera now, too: Canon Rebel XSi. But the lens is what really makes the shot.

Shann Palmer said...

Fabulous! and beautifulladies, too.