In 1991 when the boys were 5 and 3 years old, we went to the humane society to ﬁnd a kitten. The place was overrun with kittens; there must have been at least 100. All of the kittens ran away from the two small humans (cats being generally smart), except for three tabby siblings.
This is from September of 2007, a series of 9 photos stitched into a panorama. We are standing at the lookout point (about 1,000 feet above Phoenix) at South Mountain looking North towards the Valley of the Sun.
After getting stuck in rush hour trafﬁc, getting lost just west of Corona (looking for a restroom in an industrial area, oops!), and checking into our hotel in Irvine, we went to Laguna Beach for a long walk and some seafood.
We were waiting for the full moon to rise while storm clouds rolled in from the east. We knew we wouldn’t catch the moon rising over the Union Hills, but we had fun watching the storm clouds catch the light of the setting sun.
I took this picture as we were waiting for the sun to set and the full moon to rise on August 13th. We had slight hopes that we wouldn’t have to wait for the moon to rise above the incoming storm clouds, but the clouds kept coming in well past moonrise.
You would never guess that there were about 439,751 people on the beach when I took this picture. It took us about an hour to ﬁnd a parking space, after being stuck in a trafﬁc jam trying to get to Balboa Beach.
On our recent trip to Los Angeles, Glenn and I stopped in Desert Center (pop. 125). On my drives from Phoenix to LA and back, I had passed this little green spot in the middle of nowhere and ﬁnally found the truth about the signs for Lake Tamarisk.