Those sites in the Phoenix and Tucson areas where I used to go to do research undisturbed have become tourist attractions. Where I once would be alone as I wandered taking pictures, on this latest trip I had to wait in line to get a photograph that didn't have someone's head in it. Or even more disruptive, a vehicle coming past or a leafblower running in the background of a video.
Yet the fact that people are interested in these places is a great thing.
More pictures and words will come later, once I am back in Knoxville and have real Internet access again. Thanks for listening.
I had my mother teach me to read when I was four, and I've never stopped. Now I can play with words all day long... it's the best job in the world.