Saturday, November 28, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona - Full Moon Rises Over Tovrea Castle

I have been waiting for months for the full moon to align with the Tovrea Castle so that I could have this type of photograph.  I was astonished as the dark night sky started to brighten and then I saw the edge of the moon shining through the windows on the top level.  It was an astounding sight.

You can see a prior post of the Tovrea Castle, the inside and outside in daylight, click here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Miami, Arizona - The Cats of Miami

A town wide project to paint cats throughout.
Miami-based artist Marianne Collins remembers getting up around 5:30 a.m. and painting until it got too hot each day for months on storefronts, doorways, planters, and trash bins around Miami's historic downtown. Her objective? To line the streets with 121 original painted cats and other creatures.

We had a fun time finding a few of the 121 cats.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada - Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is a National Conservation Area 20 miles west of Las Vegas.  It has easy access and is also very accessible for great pictures with an abundance of "pull over" parking areas throughout the park.  Many thanks for fellow adventurer Vicki for the Lexus four-wheel-drive trek to photograph this beautiful canyon.  Best at sunset and sunrise.  We were there for the sunset part and need to return in the early morning to catch the light on the other side of the canyon.  The area also has a lot of hiking and biking trails.

There is a very nice visitor center with exhibits and a gift shop.  Make sure to get your National Park Passport stamped!