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Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With its Navajo history, stunning viewpoints and amazing red rock, this is one place that should definitely be on your bucket list! If you love the photo below, vote “Every Day for the Month of May” HERE and then come back to see the blog that goes along with it HERE.


The absolutely stunning Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona – ©

Sneak Peek

NBOA Sneak Peek Cover

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I’ve come up with what I hope you think is a beautiful design and some pretty pictures for a coffee table book called “THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF ARIZONA” coming out this year. Hopefully soon I’ll have a Sneak Peek for you to check out. Until then, bookmark my site to make sure you don’t miss the big day when I can finally tell you it’s ready!

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Swiss Guards stationed at the Vatican

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