February 23, 2012


Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind. — Jonathan Edwards

… the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts … oh, yes, how true, true, true. If you really want to feel this, spend the afternoon (and evening) at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico where this image was taken. The peace and beauty of the desert landscape all around you, the gentle night falling from the sky down — it will set you back to right in the blink of an eye. And the best part — there’s no phone signal!!

When I first went to New Mexico, I didn’t think I’d like it. I’m not a desert kind of person … I need lush green and lots of trees to feel safe. But I after just a few days, I fell in love — and now I look forward to traveling west every couple of years. This image was taken in 2009 — and that year’s trip was truly amazing. A friend, Brittney, and I went to Bandilier, Santa Fe, Chaco and then traveled up to Mesa Verde. It was a week of adventure and exploration and I have to say there is no better way to spend a week!

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