August 23, 2021

Trail Along South Rim

Sony A7M4 Sony 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Lens 1/000 sec at f/4.0, ISO 100   If you plan to visit the Grand Canyon click here for current Covid-19 information including South Rim Shuttle information. Be safe!

August 20, 2021

Moon Over The Canyon

Sony A7M3 Sony FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS Lens 1/400 sec at F/4.0, ISO 100   Evening time is a good time to be at the Grand Canyon where can view and of course photograph scenes like this one. Remember to check out the up to date Canyon information by clicking here.

August 17, 2021

Canyon Sunset

  When visiting the the Grand Canyon you definitely want to view and photograph the beautiful sunsets at the canyon. If staying in town the best way is to take one of the park buses as they can drop you off at a number of good location. I would advise you check out the bus schedule as they are subject to change. 

August 12, 2021

Clouds Over Canyon

  It was an early afternoon cloudscape day as I captured this Grand Canyon shot. Sony A7M3 Sony FE F16-35mm F4.0 ZA OSS Lens 1/160 sec at f/16, ISO 100 The Grand Canyon is definitely a place if you have not beed to add to your bucket list. If you do head to the Grand Canyon please check for Covid-19 updates. Currently masks are requires in all park buildings and when boarding and inside park buses. This is in regardless to your vaccination status as of 7/28/21.  Click here for the latest updates.

November 25, 2019


updated 11/19     Only an hour and a half from both The Grand Canyon and Zion National Park is Page, Arizona. Yet, most people bypass Page and some of the most incredible national wonders in America!   SPECIAL UPDATE December 24, 2019 According to, traffic jams have led slot canyon tour operators to discontinue the popular photography-only tours of the slot canyon on the Navajo Reservation near Page in northern Arizona as of Dec. 20,  2019.  You can still take photos with your phone or camera on regular tours, but no tripods will be allowed. As the number of visitors increased, tour operators found it increasingly difficult to carve…

February 18, 2019


Gypsum sands sparkle during sunset and the views are absolutely amazing!  The dunes of White Sands National Monument begin at the park road and go on like a sea of sand! White Sands National Monument turned out to be a spiritual stop in our travels and should be a true bucket list destination for retirement travel.   Huge dunes of gypsum extend over 275 square miles of desert in New Mexico. White Sands was established as a National Monument in 1933 and is said to be the largest gypsum dune field in the world. The gypsum is from 250 million years ago when the southwestern U.S. was covered by the…

July 30, 2018


Mount Lemmon View

Take a backroads trip up Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway near Tucson, Arizona. Our drive up one of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona made for a perfect day. After several days in Tucson in over 100 degree heat in May, we really needed a break.      MOUNT LEMMON     Mount Lemmon has a summit elevation of 9,156 feet and is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains, located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson. The 27-mile Byway is the biological equivalent of driving from the deserts of Mexico to the forests of Canada! Just imagine! As gardeners, Stu and I were fascinated by the changes in plant life!    …

July 23, 2018


Slot Canyon

See visual magic in Arizona’s Slot Canyons! When Navajo guides throw dirt into the sun’s rays, an ethereal stream of fireworks erupts!     We had seen photos of the famous Antelope Canyon, but knew nothing else about the Slot Canyons in Arizona. Slot Canyons are enchanting, unforgettable natural wonders! Our slot canyon experiences are among our very favorites in America.     Slot Canyons are narrow canyons, formed by water rushing through rock. Slot canyons are deeper than they are wide. These canyons are mostly found within the Colorado Plateau of northern Arizona and southern Utah.     Slot Canyons near Page, Arizona     Most Slot Canyons are…