There is a place in the desert outside of Tucson, Arizona, where I go for quiet. I sleep in my van (motel Q) and I work on projects that can/need to be done in Nature. The sky is dark. The sight is far. The vibe is calm. Birds, wind, stars are all good teachers.
It is also higher elevation than Tucson ( it gets colder), so sometimes during winter, we stay in town instead of having a short reprieve. This week, three days before winter solstice 2012, is one of those times. It is cold. In lieu of physical travel, I share images from this place I have gotten to know for 12 years.