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Another day in Prescott, AZ

SONY DSLR-A900, f/9, 1/500 sec, ISO 200

It is cloudy today as well, which is normal at this time of the year because it’s Monsoon season and that brings almost daily rain and thunderstorms. Today the sky is especially beautiful with lots of cauliflower clouds on one side and big black rain clouds on the other side.

As mentioned in yesterday’s post there are many lakes here in Prescott and this morning we choose to visit Goldwater Lake. Goldwater Lake is, like all the other lakes, a reservoir and offers a nice get-a-way for people from Prescott and therefore we are not the only ones at this lake today. The parking lot is almost full and lots of people are barbecuing, fishing and canoeing. We start walking around the lake all the way to the dam and then a steep trail down to the lower lake. There we are alone, not one other person is in sight and it is quiet and peaceful. We even see a little snake (about 10 inches / 25 cm) – it is brown with yellow strips. We are passing between the dam and the lower lake through some more or less muddy terrain and then find a road on the other side which brings us up to the upper lake again. After nearly 2 hours we are heading back to the car.

From here it’s not very far to the Granite Basin Lake where we saw all these animals yesterday. And, today we can deliver: we are back with the zoom lens and Marco shoots some really spectacular close-ups from the butterflies, dragonflies and even from the skunk (which we find at almost the same place as yesterday)!

Because the light and the clouds are so special today, we spend the afternoon at Lake Watson where we were two days ago. There is not much to say, the pictures speak for themselves!

Dinner today is at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant. It is ok but not as good as Cozymel’s in San Diego.

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