Behind the Ventana Canyon Resort in northeast Tucson is the original ranch, the Flying V. It took public pressure to force the resort to allow public access to the existing Ventana Canyon Trail. Fortunately, access still exists, thanks to those who cared enough to speak up.
“After the Storm” is a common title but the uprooted trees were so dramatic I was moved to paint this.
Rose Canyon Lake is one nearby summer spot where one can find relief from the summer heat. Here, dad was teaching his little girl to fish. When she caught one and reeled it in, dad told her to unhook it. That she did, with a squeamish squeal and tossed it back!