“MAY THE STARS CARRY YOUR SADNESS AWAY,
MAY THE FLOWERS FILL YOUR HEART WITH BEAUTY.
LET HOPE FOREVER WIPE AWAY YOUR TEARS,
AND ABOVE ALL -
MAY SILENCE MAKE YOU STRONG”.

Chief Dan George

My photo shows the snow capped Four Peaks or San Francisco Peaks, 80 miles from Jerome, Arizona (USA). This also shows the edge of the Colorado Plateau, one of the largest plateaus in the world.

This was an amazing place to see. The town perched on the hill and surrounding area reminded me of being in McCleod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh in India. Although the town itself definately had the history of the ‘Wild West’ all through!!

A mining town named Jerome in Arizona was established on the side of Cleopatra Hill in 1883. It was named for Eugene Murray Jerome, a New York investor who owned the mineral rights and financed mining there. Eugene Jerome never visited his namesake town. Jerome was incorporated as a town on 8 March 1889. Local merchant and rancher William Munds was the first mayor. The town housed the workers in the nearby United Verde Mine, which was to produce over 1 billion dollars in copper, gold and silver over the next 70 years.

Jerome became a notorious “wild west” town, a hotbed of prostitution, gambling, and vice. On 5 February 1903, the New York Sun proclaimed Jerome to be “the wickedest town in the West”.

In 1915 the population of Jerome was estimated at 2,500

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    Dear Charmiene, how beautiful..I love trees with or without leaves..This Lone tree is only as you could find it and capture it.. this to me is so artsy..love it..
    Susans voice is so wonderful..She is amazing!!
    Sherri:):)

  • thankyou so very much Sherri, I deeply appreciate your comments!!! xx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Charmiene

  • thankyou so much Andrea!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    lovely mountain scene… she does have a voice for sure…

  • thankyou so mcuh George!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Stunning shot, Charmiene

  • thankyou so much Shulie!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    WoW!

  • thankyou so very much!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Great composition with the snow covered mountain at the bottom bringing depth. Cheers :)

  • thankyou so much Yannik!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 3 years ago

    Stunning view, the mountains look like they’ve got heavenly lighting the way they stand out!

  • thankyou so much Zoe!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • thankyou so very much!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful image and sentiment my friend!

  • thankyou so mcuh pamela!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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