Eight years ago when I accepted a teaching position in western Arizona, little did I know just how much I would fall in love with the Mohave Desert. Hands down, it’s the most captivating place that I have ever lived or visited. One evening in early November I drove home from work under the most amazing sky that I have ever seen. After I pulled my car into the garage, I witnessed this sunset from my driveway as I looked westward toward California. No, the picture has not been edited. It really looked like this. I miss these evening views. I miss the scorpions, chuckwallas, and rattlesnakes at the park down the street from my place. I miss the scorching summers. I miss monsoon season. I miss the slot canyons and petroglyphs. I miss wearing shorts in December. While my time in Arizona couldn’t last for professional reasons, I choose to focus on these moments when I reflect upon those days. Here I consider myself fortunate. With the sky as its canvas, nature gave us this beautiful painting that won’t ever be forgotten.