Tag: arizona

Disc Golf Stories, No. 8

Disc Golf December 1, 2017

The year was 1998 and I’d recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Now, my home course for disc golf was at Vista del Camino park, where I played the Shelley Sharpe Memorial Disc Golf Course.

As is commonplace at many courses, there are oftentimes a few folks on hand who sell discs, either new or found. Here, “Johnny B.” was known for fishing discs out of the canal, a stagnant waterway which changed color to a deepening shade of green throughout the summer. Anyway, the deals were good and one day I purchased a Roc golf disc for a fair price.

Sometime later, my friend Mike Milne and I set out to play other courses in the area, winding up on this particular day at a (now closed) disc golf course in Chandler, Arizona, called Hoopes.

My drive on the first hole finished 35 feet short of the basket, with a slightly downhill putt remaining. I drew chains but missed the putt. Just for fun, I decided to take a second shot with the recently purchased Roc which I’d brought along.

I missed again (#@&!) – the shot hit the tray and immediately shattered into a dozen pieces! It was shocking to see, as that isn’t supposed to happen (I never miss twice, lol).

I later learned that that Roc wasn’t found in the canal. Rather, it was discovered on the rooftop of a building adjacent to Vista Del Camino, where it had likely baked in the Arizona sun for a couple of years. Hence, the brittle state.

Johnny and I had a good laugh, and he gave me a replacement golf disc for free.

Arizona Canyon Sunshine

Arizona Canyon Sunshine

Nature May 8, 2017

The warm southwestern sun casts shadows across this three dimensional digital landscape of rocky mountain buttes, created using Bryce design software. If you’re interested in decorating the walls in your home or at the office, then please visit my galleries to review a variety of different print types – Redbubble, Society 6 and Fine Art America.

Arizona Canyon Wall Tapestry

Sun Over Arizona Canyon Wall Tapestry

Nature, Products December 10, 2016

 

Visit the canyons of Arizona from your living room with this decorative wall tapestry, made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges. Available in three sizes (here, large measures 104″ by 88″) and durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use. I created this western landscape using Bryce design software. Enjoy!