Traveling from Tucson towards Flagstaff for the Overland Expo, we stopped for a visit with Bill’s old friend John Ragozzino, who lives in Fountain Hills, a suburb of Phoenix. John and his lovely girlfriend, Maya Civadelic, were incredibly gracious hosts. They fed us well, and we ate and drank way too much. Maya’s green thumbContinue reading “Desert Paradise”
“It’s all just rocks and dirt,” some say about travel. I feel that way sometimes too when I am road- or trail-weary. It all begins to look the same, and I question why I am so far from home. But it’s a feeling I eventually pass through, a kind of homesickness that is not surprising,Continue reading “Rocks and Dirt”
One of the images from my rainy day photo expedition with Mark. We headed out on foot without rain gear and had to take cover on a neighbor’s porch when it began to rain with vigor. Big surprise! Bill came to the rescue and picked us up so we took advantage of the rain toContinue reading “Raindrops on Roses”
We call the Ozarks “mountains,” and so they seem. But the area – covering northwest and north central Arkansas and much of southern Missouri — is really a high plateau deeply cut by rivers and creeks. This world of hollows and knobs is traversed on twisting roads and trails edged by sheer drops and breathtakingContinue reading “Curves and Hollows”
Bill and I traveled to Northwest Arkansas’ Buffalo National River to spend a few days hiking and relaxing for our 10th Anniversary and while we were there we took a photo workshop with Tim Ernst (http://www.timernst.com/). Here’s one of the images I shot during the workshop, at dawn on the Buffalo River.
Seventy per cent. More or less. We have now completed seven of 10 sections of the Ouachita Trail (OT) and have the end in sight. My good friend Mary McDaniel and I are section hiking the 223-mile national recreation trail, an effort we began in April of 2011. It’s hard to believe we’ve been atContinue reading “Seventy Per Cent”
I spent some time at southern Oklahoma’s Lake Murray State Park last week, photographing spring scenery as part of a project for the new lodge there. I was pleased to capture the redbuds in bloom!
http://www.trailgroove.com/issue21.html?autoflip=39 See my article on our 2012 trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in the latest issue of TrailGroove Magazine.
See my Photo Galleries page for a new group of images — abandoned and historic bridges. Here’s one of a set of railroad and highway bridges across the Grand River near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma:
Nice use of one of my photos in a program used during the Sequoyah Lodge grand opening.