Turquoise Teepee, In Williams, AZ on Route 66. An hour outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Desert Dreams - Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert
Without narration or people, DESERT DREAMS lets viewers experience the Sonoran Desert from the inside out. This immersive 52-minute production focuses on beauty and biodiversity followed through a cycle of five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. Long-time resident of Tucson, Arizona, Producer-Director-Cinematographer Thomas Wiewandt blends HD video and time-lapse imagery captured over the past 4 years with stills compiled over 3 decades. And the supporting sound track combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by Gary Stroutsos. After a full year of editing, DESERT DREAMS has brought 182 species of plants and animals to life. For a downloadable list of all 182 species (with their names in English, Spanish, and Latin) and a list of the 29 musical instruments heard in this film, visit DesertDreams.ORG.
Visit to the Dairy - the cows are always so interested in the dogs.
"Officers and guests lunch under giant cactus near Fort Thomas, Arizona." February 18, 1886
From the series: Signal Corps Photographs of American Military Activity, 1754 - 1954
Perhaps the most overlooked park, Monument Valley not only looks different than other parks, it feels different. There’s a vibe here unlike anywhere in the world, perhaps thanks to its native caretakers. Technically speaking, Monument Valley is part of the Navajo Nation (and not part of the U.S.).