New pictures of the American Southwest roadtrip — Berkeley, California to Pagosa Springs, Colorado, are now up on xenotropic.net. This was the first time in years that I’ve taken out my SLR, and it was a fun time and place to take pictures. The full moon helped to create some eerie effects, particularly at the Grand Canyon. Suzanne made me a tripod carrier for Christmas, which was great to make it easier to bring the tripod along everywhere. I got several pictures including constellations — Big Dipper and Pleiades. We also got started on winter camping, including camping in the snow at the Grand Canyon.