richly illustrated story is a walk through time, a romantic sojourn
in the high Sonoran Desert, and a shared personal adventure with
the author and photographer.
Empie's award-winning essays about Nature and environmental issues
have appeared in newspapers and magazines. She is a graduate of
The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in art history and
has three daughters and nine grandchildren.
W. Empie, a third-generation Arizonan, has a keen sense of place.
His award-winning photographic career includes scenic and wildlife
photography and documentaries. He is included in Who's Who in Luxury
Real Estate 1990-2001. Bill has six children and six grandchildren.
people have the opportunity and privilege of a long-time relationship
with a sacred place and to witness and capture on film over a period
of twenty-five years, the changes in landscape, weather, and the revelations
of the site that have made possible the varied and profound selection
of images." - Photographer Hart W. Empie (1926-2008)