All posts filed under “Arizona

Photograph of the city of Phoenix with mountains in the background.

I found a new perspective

Our usual parking spot wasn’t available in our building’s car park. So, higher and higher we went until we hit the top floor of the car park where there were plenty of spaces. Hang on a second—I thought. I can see the whole freaking city […]

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Photograph of a tree in autumn, covered with orange and red leaves.

Is summer coming to an end?

It might be a little too soon for me to celebrate, but we had our first sub 100F day earlier this week since summer began. I’ve been able to have breakfast sitting outside. Summer is officially winding down and I can’t wait. Taken last year […]

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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 of the tops of green mountains and hills with a dead tree in the foreground.

Arizona, you beauty

I am continually reminded of how effing beautiful this state is. When most folks think of Arizona, their minds immediately go to the desert landscapes and saguaro cacti. But head into the mountains, and you’re met with vistas like this. North east of Payson, AZ […]

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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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Sunrise through the blinds

Is there any other scene that doesn’t immediately scream “Arizona desert” than this one? Three to four different types of cacti and some warm, morning sunlight. Yes, this is a very pleasing scene for me. Counting down the days to cooler weather and more outdoor […]

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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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