Via Magazine – 100th Anniversary

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Via Magazine, March 2017.

Via Magazine, March 2017.

I have had a few covers for the AAA’s magazine Via over the years, but this is a cool honor to be part of their 100 year anniversary!

This was photo was made near Laughlin Nevada in 2005 during the last “super bloom” which is finally repeating in many parts of the desert this year.

Las Vegas Skyline

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Las Vegas Strip, Nevada.

Las Vegas Strip, Nevada.

We did take one city diversion during our last trip to update our Las Vegas photos.   You see that new Ferris Wheel just made our extensive library out of date.  Plus, there are other changes – Wild Bill’s Casino is now something new, and there are even changes in front of Ballys.

Valley of Fire Clouds

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Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

This was a little over a week ago.  Fresh rain overnight added some extra color and texture to this unique formation in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Funny, I was very excited to have rain while in Nevada – for a long time now I have wanted to see these features wet to see how different they might look.  And I love the smell of rain in the desert.  Since I have been back in Alaska, it has hardly stopped raining – now I’m equally excited for a sunny day here!  🙂

Valley of Fire Sky!

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Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Back home in Alaska!  I love to travel, but I also love to me home.

I thought I had amazing light during my first weekend photo tour in Valley of Fire State Park – that was until the second weekend.  For the second weekend, we had all kinds of cool clouds, light and weather – even rain!  This photo was last Sunday night.  These tours were a lot of fun, if I can find the time, I hope to do them again next year.

Sacred Datura

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Sacred Datura, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Sacred Datura, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Sacred Datura, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.  There were surprising numbers of wildflowers this fall from Zion to Nevada and Arizona.  Thanks to a wet summer, this is the second year in a row in which there were more far more wildflowers in October then there were in the spring.

Valley of Fire State Park

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A place I call Sherbert Hills, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Sunday morning at a place I call Sherbert Hills, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Last weekends Valley of Fire photo tour  was awesome!  I knew the group would be fun as I have traveled with them all in the past, and we were fortunate enough to have a number of colorful sunrises and sunsets.  I’m excited for next weekends tour as an approaching cold front could mean more great skies!

I don’t have cell or internet coverage in VOF, thus the lack of posting.  We are in Vegas for a couple of days getting some much needed catching up on business along with updating my skyline images.

Silica Dome

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Silica Dome, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

Silica Dome, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.

This was last night in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada as I get ready for two back to back weekend tours.