A bit delayed, but here are the rest of the images from our wonderful 4th of July Celebration. It’s hard to believe the summer is more than half over. While these images are only from a few weeks ago they seem like forever ago. Good times in the sun really to fly by fast. Soon it will be chilly and cold once more. Best to enjoy summer while we can and make the most out of ever sunny day.
Even in the extreme heat, spring still shows its colors. I think people forget that spring actually goes well into June, so there is still lots of room to grow!
This blooming cactus was up in the Sedona mountain trails. I was excited to find a trail with a bit more shade, but the sun shinning on the life around the trails is so breathtakingly beautiful.
After several days of hiking I was really excited to make it to the summit of one of the mountains, so I wanted to break the mold a bit and share this personal accomplishment photo.
Well technically I am writing this from Phoenix because I was having internet issues in Sedona, I will be back up there later tonight for some more shooting tomorrow. Hiking up in the Sedona is an amazing experience, through make sure you bring a lot of water, there isn’t much shade along the way. The views are just breathe taking though. As you walk around the mountains the rocks will show you different shapes just like clouds do. I love the beauty of the desert, even if your not a huge fan of heat it’s still a breath taking thing to see that is unlike any other mountains.
I know I shouldn’t complain. I did get to spend three months living the dream exploring Asia, but it has been two years since I last got out of Wisconsin (Chicago excluded, they are too close to count as travel). This year everything worked out perfectly for me to get out to Arizona to visit my Grandfather in Sedona, and my brother in Phoenix. I just arrived in Phoenix and I already feel a great pressure lifting off my shoulders. I was not meant to be a stationary person, I’m hyped and ready to explore. Not to mention this Texas baby feels perfectly at home in the desert.
I’m writing this from a coffeehouse with a garage door entrance. I think that is a super trendy fun way to make a building (also incredibly popular in Thailand). In Milwaukee we only have those at a very small number of bars, and they aren’t actually open that often…stupid cold.