Monday, November 17, 2014

FEB: Bisbee, AZ

Photos by Trina and Greg

More from our winter escape last February.

We rumbled southward. Deep into southern Arizona. Aiming for places we hadn't seen. Looking for the warm edge of spring. And finding it. In the tumbled town of Bisbee. Where decay played closely with the ongoing life of this odd little mining town. We skipped the designated tourist spots and wandered the steep streets and steeper sidewalks. Eyes on accidental aesthetics of peeling paint and rusting iron. Peering shyly into the places where people make their homes. Or once did. Surprised by the variety. Mix of old and new. And by the coded communication implied by both confident and crass graffiti.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cliffs By Any Other Name

Photos by Greg and Trina

Autumn. Cool weather. Cold weather coming. Sure, winter has its charms. And we enjoy them for what they are. But we also enjoy our annual winter escape from the local chill. Last February it was yet another trip southward, which we haven't posted about yet. The winter was warm enough and dry enough in that direction that we were able to explore places from which we'd normally be inclined to flee. Higher elevations, normally much cooler, were warm and comfortable.

First stop was in southern Utah where we explored a region of mighty cliffs, narrow canyons, Suessian rock formations, giant condors, and the lingering remnants of previous inhabitants. We'll hope the photos tell an interesting tale.