Phantastes Underground

First off, before even looking at these images go order yourself a copy of George MacDonald’s PHANTASTES. The man was C.S.Lewis’ inspiration (Lewis didn’t write a single book that didn’t quote MacDonald at least once) and the fantasy world he creates in that novel is nothing short of beautiful. Ordered it? Good. Now you can […]

Balboa Park’s Old Cactus Garden

In downtown San Diego is Balboa Park which that receives over 1/2 million visitors every year and contains a zoo, 14 museums, several gardens, and dozens of restaurants. This massive city park (America’s largest) was created in 1835 making it one of our nations oldest public recreation areas. One evening on our trip, Erin took us […]

Sand & Shadows

When camping at Monahans Sandhills in Texas, I woke up before sunrise and walked out on the dunes. It was dead quiet and seemed like I was the only human on earth. The sun rose slowly with a orangish-red glow and created the most incredible shadows across the dunes. I’ll probably follow this up in […]

Anza-Borrego Desert Panoramas

This panorama was shot in the late afternoon just south of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park near Lake Cuyamaca. I made this panorama from our camp site in the park near Borrego Springs, CA. This panorama was made on our long, hot hike through the Borrego Palms Canyon to an oasis.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA

After leaving San Diego, Trey and I headed for the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It is California’s largest state park and the only one that allows open camping – basically pitch your tent wherever you want. We found a nice secluded location near Borrego, CA and setup tent. Throughout the night bands of coyotes were […]

Cabrillo National Monument, CA

Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural […]