this weekend, we traveled for my cousin's wedding. we left the mossy, mushroomy, fern-filled rain forest of home for sun-scorched arizona. i love photographing the desert. the colors are so hot, so sleepy-saturday afternoon compared to december in the pacific northwest. as much as i love visiting the more arid nooks of the world, they delight me the most in their ability to foster even more love & gratitude for my home. we returned with a smile; the rain greeted us with life.