Photo by Tom Dusel

Photo hobbyist Tom Dusel, a retired dentist who lives in The Boulders in North Scottsdale, recently set out with his wife, Addie, and their friends Kathye and Craig, for a day of exploration and relaxation on Horseshoe Lake Road near Bartlett Dam.

“About seven miles down the dirt road, we were greeted with incredible wildflowers,” Dusel says. “We parked our car, crossed the road and wandered up a wash into the scene captured in this photograph. In celebration, we drove to Horseshoe Lake, uncorked a bottle of wine and witnessed a bald eagle soaring over the reservoir.”

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