So, I was thinking...

Wide open country - Kanab, UT

12/14/18 - "I see skies of blue and clouds of white/The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night/And I think to myself what a wonderful world..."

The Grand Canyon doesn't look real. It's too big and beautiful and perfect in it's imperfections. ‚ÄčIt's almost like a Hollywood backdrop. This was my first time there, and the entire two and a half mile walk along the South Rim from the main visitor center to Bright Angel Trailhead,  from lookouts at Maricopa, Powell and Hopi Point--mind blown! I couldn't stop staring.  It, along with Devil's Bridge in Sedona, and  Southern Utah--gave me a true understanding of the phrase "God's Country." Just wide expanses of nature, beautiful rock formations, trees, birds, silence. Dumb luck was on our side as we arrived at the South Rim just after one of their busiest time of year. All the families having recently departed, we had stretches of the park to ourselves, and I felt such a connection with this slice of  Earth.  I had just finished working on a pretty challenging show a couple of days before. This trip melted the stress away in an instant. Mind and body suddenly felt clear. It's amazing how getting away from the everyday and aligning yourself with the Earth can instantly change your outlook. So, as this year ends a new one begins, I resolve to incorporate nature into my life more--be it a road trip, an hour sitting in the park, a walk along the beach or a walk around the block. 

Chapel of the Holy Cross - Sedona, AZ

Grand Canyon's South Rim

Antelope Canyon - Page, AZ