Thursday, February 21, 2013

the eyes of the future...

"Messenger", Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ  (2/21/2013)
You may remember my post from last year, "The Raven Rocks".  At the time, I thought it would be cool to try to catch a picture of it in the snow.  This morning the opportunity presented itself following a snow storm on Wednesday night.  

I took this photo after sunrise while waiting for more dramatic lighting that didn't materialize.  I still like the shot though -- shows a little snow on the top of the raven.

The sculpture now has the phrases "The eyes of the future are looking back at us" and "To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle" written under the wings.  [click picture for larger view]

Wise sayings, don't you think?

There is also now a plaque with info about the sculpture (also see my Raven Rocks link above).  I like the fact that this sculpture was made of salvaged concrete unearthed during the road widening project.

We had snow falling at noon on Wednesday, rather a rare thing in our desert.  Sure our mountains always get snow, but snowfall in any amount that reaches the desert floor is always a pleasant surprise.  It was amazing how many smiles appeared at work as people looked out to witness snowflakes tumbling down.  :-)


  1. Messenger looks cool with the snow!

  2. It IS a good picture. There is some light on the snow in the distance.


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