Description Many El Pasoans have never seen the 'thunderbird' image in the rocks on the west side of Mount Franklin - Well, I know I was not aware of it when I attended high school on the east side of the mountain. Now that my wife and I have retired and returned to sun city we live in the upper valley and this is a view we get on a daily basis. The formation is completely natural and does not stand out to the casual passerby. Coronado High School is located below the formation and their teams are named... The Thunderbirds.
Allen Sheffield, El Paso Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement I am a retired university lecturer by vocation, but I am a photographer, writer, and very occasional voice talent by avocation.
My wife and I love to travel - usually pulling our little camper, but we made trips to Machu Picchu and The Galapagos in 2007, and 2 weeks driving in England to start 2008. For a retirement reward to ourselves in early June 2012, we spent two weeks in France. We started in Nice and then took a week long cruise up the Rhone River before spending just a few days in Paris.
In January 2014, we spent a fantastic week on the Amazon River above Iquitos, Peru.
I have been taking pictures for over 50 years, so I have quite a variety of images. Check my website if you are interested in some old pix.