Day 189: Something Beautiful—Evening and the Giants

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

There is more of Monument Valley than one image. The desert and light are great painters. Angle of light. Filtering of clouds. Season. All play roles in the infinitely diverse desert personas. Deep rich, saturated color and dramatic values against the stark warm neutrals that grow hotter as the day progresses. The fullness of life — la pienezza della vita—in a barren landscape is truly beautiful.



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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3 Responses to Day 189: Something Beautiful—Evening and the Giants

  1. photosbyandy says:

    Monument Valley is such a great place. I’ve seen so many movies that have been filmed there, plus its just fun to visit.

    • vbassoc says:

      Andy–where is a good place to stay out there? Donna

      • photosbyandy says:

        I would suggest Page, AZ. its a couple of hours away, but its a central location to Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon NP, Lake Powell, and Antelope Canyon. Plus there is more that I didn’t mention.

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