5 Shots: Monsoon Sunset

This is the best time of year for ascending to the plateau for 360 views of Mingus Mountain to the west and the Sedona Redrocks to the east. Fire, foil dinner, wine, and stars. The perfect Saturday night. Which one do you like best?

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Bear and the Red Rocks
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Goodnight, sun.
Golden Swollen
Distended

 

1 Shot Wednesday: Clouds of Heaven

Heavenly Sunset

I took this photo of a recent sunset out in Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. The sky was endless. The breeze whispered stories I vaguely remember from my childhood. My last glance at the setting sun compelled me to remember dear ones who have passed before me. When I take my last breath, just over this horizon, this is the way to lost loves and departed family.

1 Shot Wednesday: Urquhart Castle

My annual summer trip abroad with students and family was outstanding. We went to London and Scotland. We got back yesterday, so as I organize my photos, I will offer one today. Our group went to the Highland Mountains and visited Loch Ness. From Wikipedia: “Urquhart Castle is a fortress that sits beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. The castle is on the A82 road, 21 kilometres south-west of Inverness and 2 kilometres east of the village of Drumnadrochit. The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification.”

Dark waters caused by peat deposits obscure Nessie the monster and the actual depth of the loch. We enjoyed our visit exploring the ruins including a boat ride. I haven’t been to Scotland since 1984 when I was in the Navy and stationed above the Highland Mountains at Thurso, the northern tip. It was a homecoming. More photos forthcoming.

Urquhart Castle

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