Autumn in the Canyons

I’d spent the night before camping up on the cliffs in the distance. When morning arrived, I noted a dry river bed lined with golden Cottonwood trees many miles below. I drove down and hiked along the sandy bluff above the river until I found this spot. With the trees illuminated by the afternoon sun, I waited for the cliffs to fall into shadow before releasing the shutter.




…to 2018. The possible titles included “You Don’t know What It’s Like” and “Dust In The Wind”. Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim at sunset, September 2017.


Glowing Window

Sunrise through a hazy atmosphere lends a warm glow to Angels Window on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.



Life Above The Needles

The very first rays of sunshine light up a gnarled juniper pine that manages to survive on the edge of a cliff, high above the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Smoke from wildfires across the south west created a haze on the horizon.DSC_9604


Winter Sunrise


A wet winter resulted in a very green Sonoran Desert this year. Here, the sun peaks over the mountains in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ, casting warm light on a lush landscape. The Ajo Mountains serve as a shaded backdrop.


Brittle Bush Invasion

A rainy winter in the desert southwest resulted in a colorful display of wildflowers in the hills above Bartlett Lake. These brittle bush glow brilliantly in the early morning light.DSC_7758


December’s Warmth

A massive Giant Saguaro cactus greets one of the last days of 2016. Captured at sunrise on Christmas Eve.dsc_6221