This is a great shot of a Navajo on horseback at John Ford’s Point in Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Arizona/Utah border.
Even though it was overcast, it was still a beautiful evening at Deadhorse Point State Park near Moab, Utah.
These were some beautiful cactus and desert flowers in the Moab area of Utah.
“There are several ways of looking at Delicate Arch. Depending on your preconceptions you may see the eroded remnant of a sandstone fin, a giant engagement ring cemented in rock, a bow-legged pair of petrified cowboy chaps, a triumphal arch for a procession of angels, an illogical geologic freak, a happening—a something that happened and will never happen quite that way again, a frame more significant than its picture, a simple monolith eaten away by weather and time and soon to disintegrate into a chaos of falling rock. A weird, lovely, fantastic object out of nature like Delicate Arch has the curious ability to remind us—like rock and sunlight and wind and wilderness—that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world which surrounds and sustains the little world of men as sea and sky surround and sustain a ship. The shock of the real. For a little while we are again able to see, as the child sees, a world of marvels.” -Edward Abby
Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah is such a beautiful and quiet place, especially around dusk when most of the crowds from the day have moved on.
This is the view across Jenny Lake on a crisp afternoon in May. There was quite a lot of snow cover around the lake, but I found a nice clear spot to take this shot.
At the rodeo in Jackson, Wyoming, bull riding is always a crowd favorite. The intensity of this ride right from the gate really caught my eye. In case you’re wondering, the bull won.
The colors at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone are just breathtaking. Caused by heat-loving bacteria called thermophiles, it paints a pretty picture in the park.
This was a beautiful place to stop for lunch in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The river is high this early in spring, and the sky was so blue.
The view from Artist’s Point of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is always a favorite. Today was good because the light really brought out the color in the stone. Contrasted by the blue sky and even some snow, it was a great day in the park.
I enjoyed seeing these bison out in the valley here in Yellowstone. Bison are some of my favorite animals and I never tire of seeing them.
After a few cold days in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a warm sunset on the farm near Hollister, Idaho is a welcome sight.
It’s almost June, why is it snowing on me in California? At 8754′ of elevation, Carson Pass is a beautiful approach to Lake Tahoe. I may complain, but I actually enjoyed the summer snowfall.
Half Dome is probably my favorite natural occurrence in the whole world. I have loved Half Dome from the first time I saw it. It has never stopped inspiring awe and wonder in me. Yosemite National Park is a beautiful place in every way, but Half Dome is its best feature.
This is an evening shot from the confluence of Grizzly Creek and the Van Duzen River in the heart of California redwood country.
This is the fabulous and iconic Coit Tower as seen from a balcony in Chinatown in San Francisco, California.
Having a cup of tea in Chinatown in San Francisco, California.
Alcatraz. Evil Island. The Rock. Garrison. Prison. Protest site. Park. I have always been fascinated by Alcatraz and its industrial beauty. It’s not a pretty place and yet somehow it is.