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

Good Boy

Christmas morning in the Sonoran Desert, North Scottsdale, AZ. I must have been good this past year, because Santa brought me this spectacular sunrise.


Green River Glow

The last rays of sunlight lend a fast fading glow to the flowering brush along the the cliffs above the Green River.