05
May
09

Shelter from the Sun

175. Logs

175. Logs

When we were in Arizona in mid-April, the thermometer reached 100˚F. A wee bit hot when hiking through desert terrain at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, Arizona. We were happy to find this log ramada which gave us a respite from the harsh sun and revived our sprits. The roof was ingeniously made from the long branches of the ocotillo cactus.

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11 Responses to “Shelter from the Sun”


  1. May 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    beautiful sky and nice feature of the covering!

  2. 2 tmcchesney
    May 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Love how the shelter acts as a frame for the picture!

  3. 3 Danudin
    May 5, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Mumma Done Tol Me, You can’t rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd and Don’t walk through the Desert in the sun, but your saved there is a car just off to the right there. Great HOT Shot.

    • 4 Bo
      May 5, 2009 at 4:43 pm

      Not a car, but one of the Arboretum’s display buildings. But you are right, we sure didn’t wander too far from civilization!

  4. May 5, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    One doesn’t wander off the paths in this type of country. I learned the hard way that the volcanic rock type of soil can be very slippery. I sat down on a few baby cactus and twisted my ankle. Hopping about in the hot weather isn’t much fun, either. Isn’t Ramada a beautiful word? It rolls off the tongue so nicely. Gives good shade, too.

  5. 6 Mary Lou
    May 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Another postcard perfect photograph!! Glad you were revived after your respite. The only way I was revived in that heat was to go inside!!

  6. May 6, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Wonderful shot, Bo. The cloudless sky seems seems to convey the heat and the almost silhouetted ramada gives us the feeling of cool relief.

  7. 8 Gandalf
    May 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

    beautiful blues and wonderful framing of the image.

  8. May 7, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Very cool angle on this shot – I like the way it juts into the sky.

  9. May 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I’ve been there. A couple of times. It only got into the 90’s on my visits, also in April.

    Nice shot.

  10. May 14, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I love the way you’ve framed this with the ramada(it is a lovely word) Nicely done, after a Madison winter 100 is a bit much I would think.


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