Category Archives: Arizona

Canyon de Chelly

Late in the afternoon, we left the Natural Bridges behind and headed for Chinle, our base for Canyon de Chelly National Monument.  On the way we crossed the San Juan River where “Fall”, in all her glory, was on display.  Hundreds of magnificent Fremont cottonwoods lined the river banks.  Nature truly is the best artist.  Each tree was crowned with leaves painted in every imaginable shade of green, yellow and gold. Continue reading Canyon de Chelly

Monument Valley

We have lived in Arizona for almost 6 years.  I love our life here.  However,  I’ve had trouble finding beauty in the desert and adjusting to the heat, gravel and cactus.  I miss the moderate weather and green trees of California.  The practice of photography has given me an opportunity to look at my surroundings differently and stop whining.  The southwest is vast, stunning, majestic and unforgiving.  If you don’t give Mother Nature the respect she deserves she will slap you hard. Continue reading Monument Valley