All posts tagged “Phoenix

Photograph of Phoenix's Westward Ho building with a palm tree in the foreground to the right.

Disappearing into the sky

I didn’t notice. I thought I was being observant. Taking the time to take in what I was seeing, but I didn’t see it. I didn’t see until now that the antenna atop the Westward Ho looks like it’s disappearing into the sky. But I […]

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Photograph a building facade with red and white awnings and some electric scooters parked out front.

Looking very civil

Taken at that time of the mid-morning on a weekday when folks are at work, the lunch break is still a little while away, and restaurants are prepping for a mildly active Monday lunch time. This cute little storefront is Hot Daisy Pizza on Roosevelt […]

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Photograph of a woman crossing the road in the distance, with the top and bottom of photograph bordered by trees in the foreground.

The greenest I’ve seen (in summer)

That day, wandering around the neighbourhood it struck me just how green everything was. Sure, the Sonoran Desert has been dubbed the greenest desert in the world. But with the recent rainfal, everything looks so much more green and lush. Whether it’s the hillsides and […]

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Photograph of the pavement lined with trees and brushes but shrouded in shadows.

This is the way

Picture this. You’ve got the day off. Weather is unseasonably cool. It rained last night. Humidity has set in in. But it’s still below 90F. What do you do? What else do you do but go out for a much-needed long and windy walk around […]

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Photograph of a path lined by grass with shadows across the ground diagonally.

That winter, evening sun

A bit strange talking about winter while it’s over 100F outside. Or maybe this is the perfect time to be reminscing about winter days? Evening walks when there’s a slight chill in the air and the shadows grow long. As I write this, I’m chuckling […]

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Photogaph of a tree with light behind it. But it's so dark you can only really see the outline of the tree and branches.

In the shadows

Wanted to share another occasion where the photo I had in mind mind didn’t exactly happen. And I’m not exactly pleased with this shot, but there are elements of it I don’t hate. I wanted to emphasize the light streaming through the tree branches more. […]

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Photograph of the city of Phoenix in the distance, with views of South Mountain in the foreground.

A stone’s throw away

Waiting for the day when I’ll stop being amazed that these sort of views and sights are just a stone’s throw away. That’s downtown Phoenix in this image, taken from South Mountain. The wonderful thing about South Mountain is how accessible this view from it […]

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Photograph of a house covered in graffiti off Roosevelt Row in Phoenix, Arizona.

Covered, head to toe

On 5th Street and Garfield Street, you’ll find this house. It’s covered in graffiti. You can barely see an inch of this house’s original paint colour. I have no idea about the history of this house. Why is it covered in graffiti? Who owns it? […]

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Photograph of people walking between trees.

People watching at the DBG

Watching how people wander around Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Gardens is almost as interesting as the actual gardens. Almost. It’s fun to see and hear other visitors having the exact same reactions and thoughts you’re having seeing the gardens—look at the SIZE of that saguaro; you […]

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