So, I’m just back from my first visit to Arizona and I fell in love with it. I could not stop taking photos of the beautiful scenery. How long do you have to live here before the desire to photograph every cactus fades away?
A little retail therapy was in order, and I was in the right spot for that. I learned my lesson (the hard way) about buying large, heavy, and breakable items on vacation.
It was still fun to look. I did buy myself jewelry (easy to pack home), but was too distracted by the “oooh, shiny!” of the silver display and forgot to take any photos.
And now, after three days of hiking, museums, art galleries, historic sites, shopping, and a lot of excellent Mexican food, I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the last 10 percent of my WIP. Which is great, since now I have half-dozen new ideas. A hazard of travel, but one I will gladly risk.
* May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Earth Apples: The Poetry of Edward Abbey (1994).