Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thunder on Jerome


I was driving just south of Sedona, AZ.  The sun was 
still shining on the Pinion pines next to the road.
Providing a perfect backdrop was a storm crossing
the mountains near the town of Jerome.  This little town
clings to the side of the mountains.  One block of houses
and the road switches back on it's self.  Now your looking
at the roof tops of the houses you just passed.  Jerome
in it's hay day was a booming Copper mining town.  The
remnants of that past are still visible.  The slag from the
mining is toxic and contaminates the ground.  During
those days the governor of AZ built a house there in Jerome.
Now it sits by itself on a contaminated parcel of land.
Today the town is a buzz of interesting little shops.  One 
I found was very unusual.  They sold nothing but 
Kaleidoscopes.  Large ones and small ones.  
I spent hours going through and looking at the 
unusual patterns created by all the 
different ways of making a Kaleidoscope.  


Laurie said...

This is so beautiful -- and exactly how I picture the area.

How about a painting inspired by those Kaleidoscopes? :-)

Double "D" said...

Great idea Laurie! A few well chosen colors,
wet watercolor paper and a big brush.
I'll give it a shot.

Thanks for visiting and your complimentary words.
I really appreciate someone of your talent
stopping by.