The remnants of Tropical Storm Karen continue to drop rain upon us here in Washington. Though it is a significant storm system, it fails to compare with the dramatic monsoons of the southwest we saw on our recent vacation. It’s funny how clean air, relatively flat land and high altitude combine to produce an incredible effect on the perception of […]

Today is our last day vacationing in the Southwest United States. As I want to do on trips of this nature, I took plenty of photographs. Of course, the Grand Canyon was most scenic, but I’d actually say Sedona was my favorite visit from a sheer awe standpoint. The red rocks were insane, and hiking atop the Cathedral Vortex for […]