Squeezing in a Friday night escapade, we opted to drive east to the closest plateau which separates the Verde Valley from Sedona. Up on the ridge, the Red Rocks emerge and the sky is free from light pollution. When was the last time I saw the Milky Way? Way too long.
I don’t have the equipment to capture the brilliance of the Milky Way as we lay back and pointed out the constellations, but our minds stilled while our eyes drank it all in. It was a perfect evening and way to end the work week. Which one do you like?
It’s been 4.5 years since I moved to Arizona from Virginia. I hungrily hiked and explored the state back then. Now, my camera is broken, and it has been weeks since my last hike. I reminisced through my gallery of hiking shots and pulled out some of my favorites. I love being outdoors–the higher the altitude, the space away from people, and wallowing in the silence is when I feel at peace no matter the season. I wouldn’t be so adventurous without Jim. Bear, my trusty German Shepherd, helps keep me safe, too. So here are a dozen shots from our explorations. Which photo do you like the best?
If you had one hike today, if you could jump into a photograph, which one appeals to you?
The best part of the monthly discussions was getting to know the co-hosts as we figured out what to talk about on the 13th, and then the wave of guests who had something to say. Here is a recap with their links if you missed some and want to add to the discussions. Let’s go backward:
It all began with Kate (welcome back from your hiatus) who suggested I run this series as she, and so many of us, enjoy discussing the movies. Should I do this another year? Who would like to cohost? All you have to do is email me with your interest and we’ll come up with a topic: email@example.com
Thank you, last year’s co-hosts, for contributing your thoughts and time. Want to do it again?
You should pick what you are passionate about, but here are some ideas I was thinking:
The Name of the Rose, A Man for All Seasons, Papillon, Orson Welles, Jack Lemmon, play adaptations, Shirley MacClaine, a Hitchcock film, Ingmar Bergman, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Italian cinema, film noir, The Magnificent Seven, up-and-coming directors, Jackie, La-La Land….