Oak Flat, Arizona
Oak Flat is roughly between the Town of Superior and the so-called
Top of the World in southern Arizona. In the summer of 2021 parts of
Oak Flat burned, blackening many of the area's namesake trees.
The following spring the charred areas saw a rather large bloom of
blueish-purple Goodding Verbena (Desert Verbena) wildflowers.
The result, for me, were photographs that looked both pretty
and spooky. And while the flowers were very nice, I have
little confidence that the oaks will ever be the same.

        Wildflowers (Goodding Verbena) at Oak Flat in southern Arizona.