During a mid-October camping trip in Sedona, I took this photo from the terrace of a coffee shop that closed just before we got there. At least we still got to enjoy the view!
Speaking of which, I was trying to take a panoramic photo of the same view and this (I’m sure perfectly nice but totally oblivious) couple just stepped right into the frame when I was mid-pan. Oh well. Bob and Doris, you’re part of this now.
Finally, I also messed around with time lapse shots a bit on the same trip. I propped my phone on the hood of our car to capture the sun setting over our campground.
Our Italy trip was in September. I took this photo when we visited the Colosseum our first day in Rome. It felt absolutely surreal.
It still kind of does.
I forgot to post a photo for August, so here’s some desert landscape for you now!
I took this awhile ago near Black Canyon City (north of Phoenix), on a day that Phillip and I went exploring in the little towns off I-17.
I was sitting in a sunny patio at Hotel Congress in Tucson, occasionally switching seats as the shade shifted.
Overhead was their fabulous vintage sign, which also happens to sum up summer in Arizona in its first three letters: HOT.
I didn’t post a lot of photos in June, but I did post one from the summer solstice celebration at Burton Barr Library (the same day as my solar cookie baking experiment).
The reading room is designed with columns under sky lights. Once a year, at solar noon on the summer solstice, the reading room sky lights line up perfectly to illuminate the columns below them.
Unfortunately, this past weekend a monsoon storm caused a fire sprinkler to burst, flooding all five floors of this beautiful library. Most of its collections remain intact and clean-up crews sprang into action right away. The City of Phoenix is hoping it will be able to start reopening parts of the library soon.