Hart Prairie was inspired by an on-location photography workshop near Flagstaff this fall. For this shoot we went to the historic Hart Prairie Preserve, the meadow was so breathtaking surrounded by mountains, pine forests, and my beloved Aspen trees. There is nothing quite like the sound of the breeze rustling their leaves. Can you hear it now? The sweet light is SO fleeting as we try to make every moment count. With time running out I spotted this location peeking through the trees with the dandelions struck by the fiery light! I knew the moment I stood there I wanted to capture this scene on canvas, such warmth, such beauty and light. Is God the supreme artist or what!
Hart Prairie Preserve, homesteaded in the 1800s, was once known as Fern Mountain Ranch and is home to over 250 species of native trees, a rare grove of Bebb willows, wildflowers, breathtaking meadows, and herds of elk and deer. The preserve provides opportunities to watch the aspens gracefully sway in the wind, explore Fern Mountain and watch monsoon storms roll in. It is located on the western slope of the beautiful San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff Arizona. The property also became an important part of Northern Arizona history from 1892 to 1901, when it served as the first stop on the stage coach from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. The owners of the Homestead at Hart Prairie donated it to The Nature Conservancy, when they discovered that their property held a globally rare community of Bebb willow trees, the largest known in the world. Conservancy staff also works closely with partners at the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and various departments at NAU on ecological restoration activities in the surrounding National Forest.
Canvas Giclee-Gallery Wrapped 24×18 $235
Canvas Giclee-Standard 24×18 $215
Canvas Giclee-Gallery Wrapped 16×12 $140
Canvas Giclee-Standard 16×12 $120