Hiking through the Glarner Alps

In early July, before the drought, we took Dutch friends of ours on a hike in the mountains. When I look back at the photos are marvel at how green everything was. There wildflowers were in bloom and there was plenty of sunshine. It was a perfect day for a beautiful hike. From the Garichti […]

Valley of Fire

My mind was whirring as the man from Scotland told me he had just spent 3 days photographing the Valley of Fire. We were in a jeep bouncing around on our way to photograph one of the slot canyons near Antelope Canyon. I had read an article about the Valley of Fire in a Sunset […]

Grafton Ghost Town

The heat is searing when I step out of the car. There is only the whisper of a slight breeze and the lazy chirping of insects. I turn and look around, and at once I am disappointed. After reading about Grafton ghost town, I had high hopes. But the spoiled Californian inside me, who has […]

Tomato Tarte Tatin

I love garden fresh tomatoes. That hit of warmth and sweetness when I bite into them fresh from the vine. Every year I plant 20 different varieties, mostly heirloom and in a mix of colors, shapes, sized and textures. Some of the seeds I plant are from tomatoes I brought back from Italy and every […]

Scenic Byway 12

Connecting Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 has something special around every corner. Had we had more time, it would have been fun to explore the area more. Our journey started in Torrey in 2000m, took us across the Boulder Mountain Pass at 2926m and then to Bryce Canyon National […]