Joshua Tree Park // California

“We turned our toes to the west and walked on dusty trails in the high desert. The city noise was drowned out by the low hum of nature – wind rustling past spiny Joshua Trees, wrens singing their afternoon melodies, and kangaroo rats kicking pebbles as they hopped and skipped in and out of bushes. My mind was a wilderness laid low, my thoughts were a boulder sculpted by a million monsoons. I walked between the Mojave and the Colorado, two islands in a desert sea. No words. Just being. Enjoying. Breathing.”

Enjoy. 🙂

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White Sands // New Mexico

“I went out to the solitary white sands,

there was a curiosity in my heart for the plains,

And with camera in hand I wandered,

And traveled breathless each step;

And treaded on each grain of white sand,

And the sun begin to flicker out,

I stood where the Earth seem to stand still,

And caught a million colors with my eyes.”

The White Sands. Enjoy. 🙂

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Phoenix Art Museum // Kodak Gold 200

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~Albert Schweitzer

An outing with some creative folks at the Phoenix Art Museum while visiting Ai Weiwei’s A Circle of Zodiac Heads: Gold and some other exhibits. I photographed our creative adventure on Kodak Gold 200 film. Enjoy with your eyes and heart.

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Photo by http://mattlephotography.com

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