Water flowing into a tinaja, a term used in the American Southwest to describe naturally occurring basins that catch and retain water. They most often are found at the base of waterfalls where the scouring action of water and gravel can, over time, excavate depressions in solid rock. This tinaja is in the upper reaches of Paige Canyon in the Rincon Mountains of Arizona.
The high and dry desert grasslands of Cochise County, Arizona, seem to embody the idea of the wide open spaces. The grassy rolling country stretches away toward the distant horizon, unbounded by fences or buildings. It’s the repository of space, a refuge of emptiness in an increasingly crowded world.