Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wake of the Flood

Wake of the Flood, 9x12 oil plein air
by Michael Chesley Johnson


Above is a painting I made yesterday after three days of late winter rains caused Oak Creek to flood. The sun came out, the water receded, and the birds began to sing again.  The air was filled with the good smell of cottonwoods starting to bud.  It doesn't get better than that!

On another note, we just learned that, due to a family emergency, we have lost our tenant for the summer.  Consequently, our Arizona house is available for rent starting in mid-April until mid-October.

This is a great house for one person or a couple (there's just one bedroom), and it comes furnished with utilities, including high-speed internet.  It's a very quiet, gated neighborhood, and folks respect your privacy.  There's even a community swimming pool, sport court and clubhouse.

We love living here because we are at the confluence of Oak and Spring Creeks where we have many trails along the water (I painted the piece above here.)  Also, we're only 10 minutes from Sedona and 2 hours from the Phoenix airport; and there's tons of scenic areas within a half-day's drive.  You can't beat being only two hours from the Grand Canyon!

You can get all the details here:

http://postlets.com/r/e-oak-creek-valley-dr-cornville-az-86325/12996476

Below are a few photos of the trails along the creeks:







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