All posts tagged “arizona

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 the night sky lit up with stars

Respect to astrophotographers

I downloaded the app. I watched the app’s tutorial videos. I checked the weather. I watched some videos and read some tutorials about the how of astrophotography. I packed the right kit. And yet, I was still unprepared. Taken in Cornville, Arizona, this was my […]

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Photograph of bunny rabbit ear cacti, looking over them.

Catching the morning light

Do you have a favourite cactus? Having lived in the desert for a few years, I think I have a few favourites. The cutests of all has to be the bunny ear cactus. It looks cute enough to touch with the morning light dancing so […]

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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 of two saguaro cacti that look like they're hugging.

The embrace

It’s bizarre that we humans like to put faces to inanimate or non-human objects. Might be a bizarre human trait but it’s also highly amusing. Don’t tell me I’m the only one who sees two saguaro hugging in this photo

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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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