After R's surgery a few weeks ago, we headed into the desert for some relaxation time. It was a good time for us to be off by ourselves while R was healing. Plus, we caught a glimpse of the desert autumn. Cottonwood trees flourish in wet areas like washes, and they were golden when we were there.
I love the intricate rock formations sculpted by wind and water.
I love watching our Duo romp in an alien environment.
One spot where we love to camp is in the middle of a wide valley with rock cliffs surrounding it. It gives me an expansive view of the sky.
And, when there's no moon like on this visit, we can see the Milky Way in all of its glory.
I left my camera out to capture the Milky Way as it rotated through the sky. I put together 6 hours of still photos to make a 40 second time lapse video of it. I hope that you enjoy it.