The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. Ansel Adams, 1903-1984, environmentalist and photographer of the American West.
Wikipedia says that Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family It’s also known as “peacock flower,” and it’s the national flower of Barbados. The seeds are edible before maturity, but otherwise poisonous.
A rare winter storm brought an extended period of rain to the Phoenix area, with snow levels dropping well into the higher elevations of North Scottsdale. A friend sends these images of Pinnacle Peak hiding in the snow clouds.