Melissa writes a photo blog that explores the beauty of Arizona, the Western US and the Western Hemisphere.
The vultures are back. Every spring we see them drifting lazily through our skies, wagging their wings on the breezes.
We've trained our dog to not grab at food, but to wait (sometimes patiently, sometimes not) for the "okay" signal before taking it.
Wood ducks are not normally known to include Arizona in their range, but then wood ducks don't read, either.
We've had a lot of Super Moons lately, it seems, and the moon just lends itself to dreamy, peaceful photography.
Jerome is a town of ghosts.
At first this may look like an abstract painting, just shapes and colors.
We are lucky here in Arizona to have such fabulous sunrises and sunsets.
Water assumes many characteristics. It can be glassy smooth, frothing with foam, swirling around rocks, bending images to its twists and turns.
Sometimes the sun, the clouds, the time of day and the angles all line up together to create ephemeral beauty in the sky.
Reflections of the fall color along Clear Creek bring to mind the impressionistic paintings of Monet.