+ Desert Southwest

A Sunset to Remember
Incredible Evening
Sunset and Glowing Pinons (2)
Entering Monument Valley
Perfect Symmetry
The Mitten....
Basking in Evening's Glow (2)
Shimmering Gold
Early Morning Desert Light
Cacti-1
Evening's Glow (2)
Golden Touch
Ouch! (2)
Stretching to the Sky
Sun Touched
Saguaros Aglow
Saguaro Silhouttes
Saguaro Sunset
Fiery Saguaro Sunset
In the Middle of Nowhere......
Bisti Badlands1
Bisti Badlands2
Bisti Badlands7
Bist Badlands8
Alpine Field of Mountain Asters

A Sunset to Remember

This was one of the most memorable sunsets I've ever witnessed. It is from Monument Valley in Northern Arizona, and the show only got better as the evening progressed. (DSW-23)

Incredible Evening

Final intense light from a very special sunset glowing on the Mittens in Monument Valley, AZ. (DSW-24)

Sunset and Glowing Pinons (2)

Sunset and alpenglow on the Mittens and pinons in Monument Valley, AZ. (DSW-25)

Entering Monument Valley

Beginning the 17 mile loop through Monument Valley basked in late afternoon sunlight. (DSW-27)

Perfect Symmetry

The views stretch on forever in perfect symmetry in Monument Valley, AZ. (DSW-30)

The Mitten....

....standing guard among other sandstone sentries basked in the late afternoon glow in Monument Valley, AZ) (DSW-29)

Basking in Evening's Glow (2)

The Mitten at sunset, Monument Valley, AZ (DSW-34)

Shimmering Gold

A solitary aspen tree shimmers its autumn gold leaves in the LaSal Mountains that rise out of desert country of Moab and Canyonlands country of Utah with Mt Peale in the distance rising to 12,721 feet. DSW-050)

Early Morning Desert Light

Head-1, Phoenix, AZ (DSW-1)

Cacti-1

Southwest AZ (DSW-10)

Evening's Glow (2)

Prickly Pear Cacti with late afternoon sun at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ (DSW-27)

Golden Touch

Late afternoon sun highlights desert southwest cacti. (DSW - 43)

Ouch! (2)

Cacti with late afternoon sun at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ (DSW-28)

Stretching to the Sky

Giant Suaro and its needles punching holes in the bright blue sky. (DSW-47)

Sun Touched

Late afternoon sun highlighting cacti in the desert southwest. (DSW - 42)

Saguaros Aglow

Saguaro cacti aglow with the late afternoon sun at Saguaro National Park. (DSW-49)

Saguaro Silhouttes

As the desert sun sinks on the horizon of Saguaro National Park, silhouettes of giant Saguaro cacti are etched on the skyline. (DSW-44)

Saguaro Sunset

The giant Saguaro dominating the evening desert sky stretching forever at sunset in Saguaro National Park. (DSW-46)

Fiery Saguaro Sunset

The western desert sky ablaze at sunset in Saguaro National Park. (DSW-45)

In the Middle of Nowhere......

......rises the Shiprock (Tse Bit' A'i). The "Rock with Wings" is sacred to the Navajos and can be seen from nearly 80 miles away in northwest New Mexico. (DSW-34)

Bisti Badlands1

The very arid and Star War nether-world of the Bisti Badlands Wilderness, NM. (DSW-32)

Bisti Badlands2

The arid and Star Wars nether-world of the Bisti Badlands are given some life sustaining water from a late summer thunderstorm. (DSW-33)

Bisti Badlands7

The very arid and nether-world of the Bisti Badlands Wilderness, NM. (DSW-39)

Bist Badlands8

The very arid and nether-world of the Bisti Badlands Wilderness, NM. (DSW-38)

Alpine Field of Mountain Asters

A lovely alpine meadow of mountain asters stretches along the Mildred Point Trail in Mt Rainier National Park. (MFF-066)