Sunrise At Shiprock New Mexico

Sunrise at Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼ)

Shiprock is a sacred mountain to the Navajo people and if you are able to visit this location at sunrise, it is easy to see why. Shiprock ( Navajo: Tsé Bitʼaʼ, “Rock with Wings”) is a towering rock formation that stands alone on the vast high-desert plain within the Navajo Nation in San Juan County of Northwestern New Mexico, only a few miles outside of … Continue reading Sunrise at Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼ)

Vulture Mine Ghost Town School

Vulture Mine Ghost Town School and playground is a reminder of times past. The Vulture Mine began in 1863 when Henry Wickenburg, a prospector from California’s gold rush, discovered a quartz outcropping containing gold. To support the men and their families, the small mining town of Vulture City developed. The city once had several thousand citizens with such amenities as a brothel, mess hall, post … Continue reading Vulture Mine Ghost Town School

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country. The following is our collection of photographs from this hidden gem. Reefs in Utah? The entire park is breathtaking.  Capitol Reef National Park protects colorful canyons, ridges, and buttes that are part of a geologic wrinkle on earth.  Erosion of the tilted rock layers continues today forming colorful cliffs, massive domes, soaring spires, twisting … Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park

Cactus Flowers

We had incredible rainfall last winter and this spring resulting in amazing flowers! Everywhere I looked, the cactus and plants looked so healthy, green, and beautiful. I love to photograph flowers of every type, and I am amazed by nature and how each flower is its own world of beauty. The colors and designs are endless; this too amazes me. I am constantly learning, and … Continue reading Cactus Flowers

Gold King Mine & Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

Gold King Mine and Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona a truly unique piece of Americana. The word unique means being one of kind. It is one of those words that tends to be overused and it can lose it’s meaning.  However, I do not have any reservation using this word to describe Gold King Mine & Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona.   Gold! It all started in 1890 when … Continue reading Gold King Mine & Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

Ocotillos and Hummingbirds – The Perfect Match

Working Together Ocotillos provide a reliable food source for hummingbirds during their northern migration, all while getting pollinated along the way. Hiding In Plain Sight OOcotillos are common to the Sonoran Desert and are one of the most unique plants in the southwest. Most of the time, they appear like dead sticks and do not draw too much attention. That all changes in the spring … Continue reading Ocotillos and Hummingbirds – The Perfect Match

Cathedral Rock with Snow

Cathedral Rock with Snow

Cathedral Rock is one of the most photographed landmarks in the southwest and is always beautiful, however Cathedral Rock with snow is a awe expiring. Snow! On the last day of 2018, a very cold winter storm rolled through Arizona. This storm brought bringing snow to locations as far south as Scottsdale. Sedona received 5 inches of snow that day. We have wanted to see … Continue reading Cathedral Rock with Snow