Valley of Fire State Park is an excellent (and very manageable) day trip out of Las Vegas. Highlights include red sandstone formations, a scenic drive, a few short hiking trails, petroglyphs, and desert flora and fauna. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water!
As first-time visitors to Death Valley National Park, we seriously underestimated the scale of America's hottest, driest and lowest national park. A day-trip to the largest national park in the lower-48 is barely enough time to get a sense for the dramatic and varied landscape and definitely not enough time to get out to do much exploring on foot. If we ever make a return visit to Death Valley NP, we'll plan for an overnight stay in the park, for more boots on the ground hiking time plus opportunities for sunrise and night photography.
If you go out in the woods today, and you're on the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail extension, you will see public art! Check out Canmore's 2020 Art Walk in the Woods before it disappears on April 13th!
According to a song from the 1966 hit musical Cabaret, money makes the world go 'round. While not scientifically accurate, money does affect our daily lives like few other things. It's one of the most challenging topics of conversation and can really put a strain on relationships. We work for money. We exchange it for food, housing, transportation, clothing, taxes, utilities, insurance and more. We try to save some for retirement. We may to get creative in the kitchen or when shopping, to make sure money out doesn't exceed money in. This post doesn't include any genius tips for balancing your budget; instead, I applied imagination to photograph money in a few ways that aren't strictly representational.
Contemporary Calgary's new home in the updated centennial planetarium building is now open 6 days/week. Launch exhibitions include a huge moon sculpture by UK-based Luke Jerram and a collection of works by Calgary-based artists, inspired by the architecture and history of Contemporary Calgary's new home. For contemporary art enthusiasts, the return of regular Contemporary Calgary operations is a welcome complement to the programming at Esker Foundation.