White Sands National Park

On my way from Sonora Desert, Arizona to my house-sitting gig in Colorado, I stopped at White Sands National Park in New Mexico.Here’s a brief (and very basic) history of the area:Millions of years ago, the Permian Sea retreated, leaving a deep layer of gypsum. This retreat was due to plate tectonics, causing the rise of mountains. The mountains carried the gypsum up high. Then, … Continue reading White Sands National Park

….and now for something completely different…

Since mid-January I’ve been house- and cat-sitting for an old friend north of Denver, Colorado near the foothills of the Rockies. It’s cold here.Very cold.And it snows. A lot.So, I’ve been indoors quite a bit, trying to keep myself busy so as not to go completely buggy. I pulled together the pieces and parts to finish up a project I started a long time ago. … Continue reading ….and now for something completely different…

Grand Canyon, North Rim

I’ve always wanted to see the North Rim. I’ve heard it’s even more beautiful than the South Rim but now that I’ve seen both, I find them equally breathtaking. I don’t know how to compare overwhelming beauty with overwhelming beauty. I don’t have a favorite. So, I drove south from Utah into Arizona. Arizona holds a special place in my heart, especially the high mountain … Continue reading Grand Canyon, North Rim

From Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park

Morning in Utah high country. Just outside of the park I saw these bison. It’s where the buffalo hang out. This old truck was just outside the park, too. Cool, isn’t it? Almost immediately as I drove into the canyon I had the thought that my pictures weren’t going to do this place justice and they don’t. I kept saying aloud, “Oh my god, oh … Continue reading From Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park