Saturday, March 14, 2009


What's that out there in the distance?
A bird? A sandwich? A star bellied Sneetch?
No, it's just a Martin.

I don't think he realized getting me a camera meant that I would be behind the lens and that he would be in front of it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What happens...

when you leave Martin, Lauryn and a camera in a car for hours?

You get two
Grumpy (I don't know how he survived that look)
Hungry and Happy
People :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Apache Trail

On Tuesday, we set out for the Apache Trail. It was another day of massive amounts of driving interspersed with completely breath-taking views and vistas. The trail ends up at the Roosevelt Dam. Somehow I managed to get Martin to pose for pictures on this day, which is very odd for him. I like the one where he's jumping off the fence towards the camera.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Water, rocks, and feet

Here are some little videos I took while we were hanging out in Sedona.

Martin, Valerie and Sarah discuss his Tuesday socks.

This was a really tall cairn with a top that looks like a little man wearing a hat.

A field of cairns.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sedona, take two

Monday afternoon, we made it to Sedona. We stopped at one of the trails and stretched our legs by a creek. There were a lot of cairns made by people who come because of the spiritual energy that is supposed to surround the area. There was one very comic cairn that was made to look like a cartoon face. It was really nice to get out of the car and to walk around in such a beautiful place. The last 5 shots were taken with my camera on the sunset setting.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jerome, AZ

On our way to Sedona on Monday, we stopped for lunch in a former mining town, now tourist town and artist haven - Jerome. It was a really fun town sitting on the edge of a hill/mountain. We had a lovely lunch at the Flat Iron Cafe, and I picked up a whole bunch of cards from the artist co-op. I took a lot of "artsy" shots here because the crumbling, abandoned nature of some of the buildings.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Desert Botanical Gardens

On Sunday morning, we headed over to the Desert Botanical Garden. There was an exhibit up by Dale Chihuly, a glass artist who actually had an exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden a few years ago. I missed the one in Atlanta, but got to see his work here. It was interesting. I found it most intriguing when I could see the inspiration and connection to the desert plants and flowers.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Settling back in

It's been a busy couple of weeks. Last Saturday, Martin and I took a trip to Phoenix to visit with his sister Sarah and his mom, Valerie. It was Sarah's birthday on Tuesday, so we took some days off of work to hang out and enjoy the desert. I took tons of pictures and a few video clips. I have them set so that they'll post themselves over the next week.

I, unfortunately, got a cold/sinus thing on the plane and have been barely functional this week beyond working and sleeping. I'm starting to feel better, but that may be purely a result of the Sudafed I took earlier. In any case, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Post a comment and let me know what you think. I love reading your reactions and thoughts. It makes it less lonely out here in SF and inspires me to post more often :)

Here we go.
I hope you enjoy.
Our trip to Arizona.