Sunday, August 25, 2013


“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, 
know who you are, 
what you believe in 
and where you want to go.”
Sheila Murray Bethel

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Light: 
Reflected, filtered, refracted, incandescent illuminations of ancient striations.
 Content to be observed from the lowest point.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Days Of Summer


The burdens of a complicated world fall off my shoulders the minute I walk into the Enchanted Forest. 
Years ago, my first hike here it felt like home.
I've never been able to explain it and never felt compelled to. 
 Such a strong feeling of love for this place.  
When life becomes grey, here I find color. 
When the world feels cold, here I find warmth.
When there are too many questions, here I find answers. 
When life feels heartless 
In here, I find
mine...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Leave You All Behind

I am seduced by reflections.  
Beguiled and mesmerized by this prism world. 
In a heartbeat, I would step through to the other
side,
 leave this all behind. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beyond A Shadow :





Two days a year in the enchanting landscapes of Monument Valley a mysterious event occurs. The Mittens,  designated as the East and the West are two free-standing sandstone buttes , two classic iconic symbols of Monument Valley. In March and September, the West Mitten's shadow will land on the East Mitten in a perfect reversed image. A photographers dream. When all the elements play well together, the sunset, clouds and a little magic, something truly spectacular occurs.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oak Creek

“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.” 

Rumi
Photo by Valerie Millett

Monday, August 05, 2013



“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” 
― Edward Abbey 

Thursday, August 01, 2013



“It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” 
John Steinbeck