Meteor Crater, Arizona--I had an outstanding time at this big ol' hole in the ground. Since the surrounding landscape is so barren it's easy to imagine you're on the moon which is exactly what NASA did here a few decades ago. They tested the lunar rover right here and it's easy to see why.
While these are Arizona wildflowers (not suited to my MidWestern zone 6 garden), the intense contrast of oranges and blues are wonderful in a full-sun garden. I'll incorporate these shades in this year's front-yard kitchen garden.