The Gila monsters were here first , after all , and there weren 't many left.
My mother was sentimental by nature but a scientist by training.
until three sharp modem-day prospectors came along.
48 ARIZONA HUMOR 49 ROADSIDE REST Justin Boots, not just another brand name.
(LEFT) Ribbons of thund erstorm cl ouds choke Nankow eap Mes a on the North Rim of th e Grand Canyon . , "th e Arizona Balloon Bust er, " terrorized German pilots in the World War I air battles ov er Franc e. are now starting t o invent their own recipes, but I will b e the first to say they have a long way to go. I am in the same boat she is- can' t see well , always 2 February 1998 in a fog. Hickman Ocala, FL I co uld sa il on a lovely sea and n ot find the enchantment I felt w ith your "Time Sculptures" (Sep tember ' 97) photos. Moore (" Lett ers," Sept embe r '97) abo ut the impressionistic water photography Every time I see one of these shots of milky water, I wonder just why the photographer chose to leave out all the beauty of detail that nature has provided for us. I, too, am tired of photos of mo ving wa ter that doesn't look like moving water. I know all magazines are doing it, but can' t you at Arizona Highway s be the first to stop the trend?
This illustration by Eri c Von Schmidt emulat es th e famous drawing his fath er, Harold , did of Luke f or Lib erty Magazine in 1928. l etters Chimi Lovers Chimichangas among the coastal redwoods just aren ' t the same as Canyon lake [Arizona] chimis, about 1966. I use a magnifying glass to see and need to take a lot of time. So m e of the shots remind me of pictures that I took with the old Kodak box ca mera back in the '50s (how was I to know they some day wo uld be considered magazine quality? I feel that the milkiness is distracting and t akes away from the surroundings. Virginia Bugash Dillard, GA Our photographer s us e slow -speed, fin e-grained film , so to assure sharp focu s throughout the photograph they must make exposures of a second or more, causing moving water to register as milky.
In memory I go back and revisit the s e places whe re I've been. Beulah Bird El Caj on, CA This is about as nic e a complim ent as we'v e received. Bonine ARIZONA TRAN SPORTATION BOARD Chairman Donova n M.