Yucca

I have long been a fan of the cream colored flowers that bloom from the single stalk of a yucca plant. That single stalk is a spike, a cylindrical spear with a point that can easily impale someone falling off a horse. The Yucca was a widely used plant in the Southwest US and Mexico…

Grand Canyon at Sunset

It was really chilly on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The cold kept us from staying out long and taking loads of photographs. I have tried on two previous trips to take a picture that approximated the grandeur of the great hole in the ground but never came close to capturing the awe.…

Antelope Canyon #4

We only walked about 20 yards into this slot canyon before having to abandon our tour due to the rains. Enough rain would have flooded the canyon and been a bit risky. The falling water was laden with sand getting sand onto my camera. Cameras and sand are never a good combination. Getting pictures without…

Antelope Canyon #3

The canyon was formed by water entering via cracks in the plateau then cutting the walls as it flowed outward. The shapes left behind defy imagination. The thin streaks at the top of the photo is tiny streams of water. Other parts of the canyon had large streams falling in causing people to run away.