Capt. John Ring, new commanding officer of the USS Nimitz, addresses the Change of Command audience. He said his mother’s interest in Naval aviation inspired his career choice.
Bob and Pat Ring stop atop Imogene Pass at 13,114 feet, high in the San Juan Mountains.
The head frame of the old Yankee Girl Mine lives on in the Red Mountain Mining District.
The area around Ouray is a scenic wonderland and includes Bear Creek Falls.
Aspens are aglitter in the Colorado mountains and make for colorful photos this time of year.
A short walk from a roadside a parking lot yields this view of the Rio Grande Gorge and the bridge spanning it.
This is what the three hangars look like today. Note the huge sliding doors. This is the view from the hangars' southeast corner.
The Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast has 10 guest rooms arranged around a garden courtyard.
The Murray Springs mammoth-kill site, now eroded into a steep-walled arroyo, was originally a muddy, spring-fed water hole dug by mammoths.
The one-lane bridge at Hereford, originally built in 1913, has been rebuilt several times due to collapsing under a heavy truck load and periodic severe flooding.
Reconstruction of San Agustín Mission Garden is under way at the foot of Sentinel Peak by Friends of Tucson's Birthplace.
Bob Ring and Pat Wood get soaked while standing on a catwalk in front of thundering Iguazú Falls.
This photo of a monarch butterfly on a bromeliad was taken with a point-and-shoot camera at an Arizona Highways photography workshop at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The session was led by Jeff Kida, photo editor at the magazine.
Kale is the subject of this photo. Workshop participants learned to control parameters such as light, exposure time and depth of field.
Bobby Ring proudly showed off his brand-new Schwinn 3-speed bicycle back in 1952.
Al Ring with history-data notebooks he's compiled.
Boston's Bank of America Pavilion is filled with Boston Latin School graduates and their guests. The school is the oldest public school in America, seeing its first students in 1635.
Looking west from the Tanque Verde Wash, you can see the Craycroft bridge. The Pantano Wash joins Tanque Verde Wash under the bridge.
This original Binghampton school building at 3701 E. River Road is now part of Khalsa Montessori School.
The Binghampton Cemetery, started in 1899, still accepts Mormons for burial.
This Mormon Church at 3750 E. Fort Lowell Road was dedicated in 1935 by Binghampton residents.
Vista desde nuestro hotel de Tres Volcanes
Three volcanoes as seen from our Lake Atitlán hotel. The lake itself fills an enormous volcanic crater.
is a Tucson writer and historian
My ancestors mined for gold in the summer of 1850 here at
Spanish Bar on the Middle Fork of the American River.
Our computer doctor burst out laughing when he saw this tangle
of wires under my desk.
BEFORE: Our computer doctor burst out laughing when he saw this
tangle of wires under my desk.
The new Lew Sorensen Community Center has four classrooms for
adult leisure learning.
Teachers Lori Kennedy Matheson, left, and Linda Baker
demonstrate their wheel pottery prowess.
The AJ's Fine Foods at La Encantada, Bashas' high-end grocery outlet, is the only AJ's in Tucson.
This display at the Bashas' market at 6900 E. Sunrise Drive summarizes the history of the Bashas' family-owned grocery chain.
The only hiking we got to do on our trip to Ruidoso was the climb to the viewing platform of this fire watch tower.
In this favorite Ring family photo, Grace Ring is "Looking into Mexico."
Foothills columnist Bob Ring took this shot of an unusual cloud formation that looks like an upside-down spoon. He took the photo in January from his Foothills backyard atop Canyon Ridge.
The other end of the Golden Gate bridge was shrouded in fog when Ring took this photo during a trip to San Francisco.