Sunday, March 14, 2010
A Day In Douglas- An Arizona Border Town
A day for a bicycle ride
And taking pictures
of textured walls
And looking skyward
And downward for patterns and wear
Distress and age
Signs of Spring and bursts of Color
Spring Green Willows
And Crumbling Adobe
We had an idea the other day to take our bikes to the town of Douglas to explore. Now that we have an old beater pickup truck it's no problem to load up and go. We bought this truck specifically to assist my husband in his penchant for bring Very Large Rocks (VLR's) home. Our Arizona yard is getting paved with a beautiful assortment with these VLRs.
We picked Douglas mainly because it's flat. I haven't been doing much bike riding this year prefer flatlander bike riding until my bike muscles adjust.
It's so nice to have a partner that enjoys stopping to collect things and take photo breaks just as I do. It felt like the first real spring day. We've had an average of ten degrees F colder than last winter. We woke up to an inch of snow the morning before.
We started out at the funkier side of town on dirt roads exploring old shacks and the like and made our way to the historic district after a bit. We stopped in to take a tour of our friend Patricia's place of employment- Headstart which I hope to write about later as I was so impressed with what they are doing at this facility.
Along the way I picked up my usual bits and pieces, rusty bottle caps, a roadsmithed tin tile, and found an abandoned church with a junk pile behind it that yielded some stained glass and a broken aged mirror with some shards that I'm sure I can put to use.
Feel free to use the wall and fence photos for background in your creations if you wish. I'm not sure what the ideal dpi is. Let me know if you need better resolution for your purposes and I can send them to you.