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John Hight July 15 - Blog

Cottonwood Arizona, in the Verde Valley, was one of the stops on our spring road-trip. Located about 17 miles southwest of Sedona, Cottonwood is an excellent place to stay for access to Sedona, Prescott, Jerome and the ancient ruins of the Verde Valley. There are three ruin sites in the Verde Valley that are National Monuments. They are Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot. These sites were inhabited by the Southern Sinagua between 1000 and 1400. The Southern Sinagua were farmers, and the Verde Valley's water and soil gave them what they needed to thrive. These ancient farmers grew corn, beans, squash, and cotton in fields irrigated with canals. Their homes were a combination of pueblos and cliff dwellings, depending on the location.
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  • Ancient Ruins of Arizona's Verde Valley via John Hight
  • Ancient Ruins of Arizona's Verde Valley via John Hight
  • Ancient Ruins of Arizona's Verde Valley via John Hight
  • Ancient Ruins of Arizona's Verde Valley via John Hight

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John Hight July 1 - Blog

This week's blog post: The title of this blog reflects the natural markers of this National Park. Driving on I-40 in northeastern Arizona, you see a landscape of high desert with subtle tones of gray-green and brown desert foliage. You don't see high mountains, tall trees, deep canyons, massive dunes, or huge signs letting you know you're approaching a national park. See this week's blog post => jhp.ph/2KlXX9E .
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John Hight June 30 - Photo Stream

I love the character that weathered trees show. This tree caught my eye for three reasons: it was isolated, its rugged look, and the way the light highlighted its texture. The background also played an essential role in making this scene work. After all, how can you go wrong with the Grand Canyon, low clouds on the horizon, and a blue sky! I found this subject on our third day in the Grand Canyon at Moran Point, just off Desert View Drive during golden hour.

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