Melissa writes a photo blog that explores the beauty of Arizona, the Western US and the Western Hemisphere.
On the last day of 2018, Camp Verde had a rare 4-inch snowfall.
Fort Verde really does the holiday up right.
A full moon coming up is almost always picture-worthy, but this one had an extra ... twist.
Whereas much of the Verde Valley wears its cloak of gray-green until midwinter, there is a hidden treasure in Oak Creek Canyon
Living in Arizona is tough; tough for people, tough for animals, tough for plants.
On a recent visit to the Canyon, I was lucky enough to see a storm develop over the inner gorge.
A Phainopepla is sometimes called a black cardinal--perhaps a cardinal's evil twin.
On a recent trip to Alaska, my family and I were treated to a rare sight of Denali, The Great One, free of its pervasive cloud cover
You know the summer is starting to wind down when you see Rufus hummingbirds at your feeder.
Mammatus clouds, named for their similarity to the female anatomy, are generally a sign of unsettled weather.