Photo of the Week

(The view from) Smithsonian Butte. The views up there are awesome; however, getting there is a bit dangerous. When I went, the ground was so dry that boulders were coming loose when stepping on them. One even went over the cliff. I said, “that’s it! We’re leaving now!” It wasn’t until later I discovered there was a smudge on the lens. (sob)


Wild Weekly’s Photo Contest: Reflections

I’m participating in the onlineadventure travel and photography’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Reflections!


I’ve used this one before, but it’s always been my favorite. Here is “Reflections”



However, being in the desert, it’s really hard to find open sources of water. That being said, there are other things that can reflect, like mirrors. For example:

CRW_0027capThis is El Capitan, just outside of Monument Valley, Arizona. I was driving a van and couldn’t get out, so I took this picture through the rear-view mirror. It was a stormy evening, as you can see the rain drops on the mirror.

Of course, there is water in the desert, especially in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the beautiful Bellagio Resort and its famous lake in front.



This is a watering hole on Little Creek Mesa looking towards Smithsonian Butte.