American Sojourns: The Southwest
There is no better time to go to the American Southwest than in the fall. The sunny days are perfect for exploring the breathtaking landscape and the cool evenings are spent by the warm fireside. We loved the pueblo architecture with its smooth lines and pops of vibrant color. Throughout Arizona and New Mexico we found unique art galleries and shops that are a testament to the creativity that thrives in this region. What we loved most of all, was the inspiration many of these artists took from their surroundings that melds nature in art. Georgia O'Keeffe might have said it best:
I have picked flowers where I found them, I have picked up sea shells and rocks and pieces of wood where there were sea shells and rocks and pieces of wood that I liked. When I found the beautiful white bones on the desert, I picked them up and took them home too. I have used these things to say what is to me the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it. - Georgia O'Keeffe, 1976
There is something about the vast expanse of this area that finds its way into your heart and keeps calling us back.