Mesa, Red Valley, AZ

We Moved to Arizona

We sold our farm in Kentucky and moved to Arizona. Why? Why not? Actually, the question should be, why haven’t we moved sooner? We’ve been traveling to the Southwest for every vacation and holiday for almost 20 years. We love this place and know it like a palm of our hand. We are very happy to have made this decision and moved here at last. The only problem, is that we can’t just pack our things and go on vacation to the Southwest, – we are already there! Aw, sucks, what a bummer.

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Dead Horse Point, Colorado River

We Arrived to Dead Horse Point State Park

Driving to Dead Horse Point near Moab, Utah, is an adventure by itself. It can take several hours to several days depending on how often you want to stop and explore the Canyonlands. We stopped many times, hiked towards Colorado River, along the mesas and canyons and took some photos of Tafoni Formations, a really neat cracked rock, and this unusual blue holly. Here is another picture of this glamorous plant: We pulled over at Castle Creek to take some photos of this smooth cliff that is frequently used by practicing rock climbers. And this immaculate grass glowing in the sunlight. The cliff followed us for many miles as we… Read More

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Tafoni

The Nature’s Lace of Tafoni

The amazing regularity of the cavitations, symmetry, and the orderly honeycomb pattern resemble an anatomical structure or living tissue pattern. This is not a living tissue, however. This delicate lacework is Tafoni sandstone formation. The carvings of this rock are very small. The smallest cavity is approximately the size of a penny. This fragile pattern is an inspiration for me to make a lacy garment with a pattern resembling Tafoni. Hm!

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Little Bisti'hi

Our Playground at The Little Bisti’hi

This is one of our favorite places in New Mexico that we affectionately call The Little Bisti’hi. This place cannot be found on maps or tourist brochures. We found it by exploring the grounds. The beautiful lavender sky enhanced the colorful sagebrush field. We climbed the hoodoos to take some photos of this unearthly landscape. We traveled to this place on many occasions throughout the years to observe the ever changing landscape of sandstone erosion, petrified wood, and the desert wildlife.

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