It has been a wet autumn with precipitation amounts well above average for both the month and season. This has resulted in water flowing in some of the small seeps, springs, and streams in the Red Rock country of Arizona.
After a trail run earlier last week to viewÂ the water in the desertÂ I returned a second time with photographic intentions. I was particularly interested in the tinajas located in a small side canyon. There had been running waterâ€”albeit a slow trickleâ€”on that first trip and I was interested in capturing images of the water.
Although only a few days had passed between trips the flow of water had noticeably diminished; it will likely take another substantial rain event to bring the water levels back.
Even so, the tinaja was still full of clear water and made for an excellent subject with bright sunlight in the morning and soft shadows in the afternoon.
Farther up the side canyon was this wall with a water seep that allows a few ferns to take hold and grow. While this is fairly common, the tree growing out of the ferns is decidely less so.