Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Simply ‘Feelin’ Groovy’ in Scottsdale

It never fails. There comes a time – usually as each of our trips is drawing to a close -- that we want to shout, “Slow down, you move too fast!” It is happening again this week in Arizona.

With only a few days left in Scottsdale  Simon and Garfunkel’s “59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” seems to say it best. . .

“Slow down, you move too fast; gotta make the mornin’ last

ScottsdaleNov2013 045
Daybreak - 6 a.m.
Just kickin’ down the cobblestones

ScottsdaleNov2013 014
Old Scottsdale - Art Walk
Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy. . .

Arizona Spring 2012 249

Hello lamppost, what’s cha knowin’?

Arizona Spring 2012 157

I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’.

Arizona Spring 2012 237
Prickly Pear Cactus Blooms

Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?

Arizona Spring 2012 139
Kaleidoscope planter
Do-it-do-do, feelin’ groovy. . .

~~~~   ~~~~ ~~~~
I’ve got no deeds to do, no promises to keep

Arizona Spring 2012 129

I am dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep


ScottsdaleNov2013 013

Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.


ScottsdaleNov2013 003


Life I love you, all is groovy!”

ScottsdaleNov2013 058

That’s it for this Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox and Oh,The Places I have Been Friday at The Tablescraper. Click the link to each of those sites for some great armchair travel!

Note: ‘59th Street Bridge’ is the colloquial name of New York City’s Queensboro Bridge. If you’ve never heard them sing the song, click this link:YouTube. Guarantee it will make you smile!

25 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for your visit - always appreciated!! Have a good weekend.

      Delete
  2. It certainly does look a groovy place, and now you've got me humming that song too! I loved the kaleidescope planter and it's given me a good idea for my garden. Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a problem with this post, I've been humming the song since I wrote it! Wish I could have done justice to the kaleidoscope portion of the planter; the plantings when viewed through the kaleidoscope were simply stunning shapes, sizes and colors. Thanks for the visit, Jo!

      Delete
  3. A lovely series of photos, Jackie... and yes, I know the song, so I could hear the music as I read each part!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does stick with you, doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by Andrew!

      Delete
  4. Well that was totally groovy, loved the images fitting in with the lyrics...great job...I was singing along too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad it was groovy, Noel. (Had to laugh - haven't used that word in many moons but now I've got it right there at the tip of the tongue). Thank much for the visit today.

      Delete
  5. My family just visited Arizona for the first time last week. We didn't make it to Scottsdale but we did see an amazing Arizona sunset over the Grand Canyon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tonya, we've never been to the Grand Canyon. Have gone past it a few times and each time, say, Next Time! I will take a peek at your blog to see that sunset!

      Delete
  6. Gorgeous shots, Jackie! Especially love the one of Joel sitting on the bench in that tranquil place, pondering...

    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is one of my favorite photos, Poppy. It was taken out in the gardens at JW Marriott Scottsdale and although it is such a mega resort, we were the only ones out there enjoying the solitude and tranquility!

      Delete
  7. Beautiful. Love how your photos match each line in the song, Jackie. And of course, now it's in my head. I'm heading over to YouTube to give it a listen. So light and carefree, I see a convertible on a summer day speeding over the bridge. Thanks, Jackie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a problem with this post, Marcia. I've had those lyrics dancing through the brain cells since I put this one together -- it does call out for a convertible, a summer day (and an Audrey Hepburn type scarf blowing in the wind, doesn't it?)

      Delete
  8. Loved this series of photos that shows the beauty of Scottsdale. I'm not familiar with the song so now I have to look for it :) Those Prickly Pear Cactus Blooms are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I suspected that some visitors might not be familiar with this one and that's why I included the link. . .it is such a happy little tune that I bet you will be humming it for hours. . .thanks for the visit!

      Delete
  9. I wish I was there kicking down the cobblestones with you! Thanks for helping me feel a little bit groovy this morning with the song and great pics. Much needed.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well, I think that post jinxed our stay: we are under flood alert right now, the skies are low, dark gray and dumping rain. . .maybe I had better re-read that post. Thanks for visiting!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've never heard of the 59th Street Bridge Song, but as soon as I read "Feelin' Groovy," my brain started playing the song. I've never had a mental soundtrack while reading a blog post. That last photo of the sunset is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I had to Google, 'feelin' groovy' to even find the name of the song, as I think we all know it as you do! Thanks for stopping by. . .oh, and believe it or not, that last photo is sunrise!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Jackie, I know that feeling when a trip is coming to an end. Time seems to always fly by. I haven't been to Scottsdale; nice to have glimpse of it through your photos. I'm not familiar with the song. I found it in You Tube and played in on the background while scrolling down your photos. Its a fun blog reading experience! Now I cannot get the tune out of my head. But thanks, I'm now feeling groovy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, I should have put in a warning about the song sticking with you for awhile after hearing/reading this one. Thanks for stopping by today - see you soon!

      Delete
  14. Jackie, it looks like there are a lot of fun things to do in Scottsdale. That bench facing the tree looks really inviting. I love the beautiful skies. I hope the rain has let up for you . That's a strange thing to be saying about Arizona!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The rain has slowed but the clouds remain; swim suits and shorts are packed away. We head north as far as Las Vegas tomorrow but the weather isn't much better there -- yet!

      Delete
  15. Wonderful flowers and plants in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    ReplyDelete

So happy to see you took the time to comment. We read them all - and each is much appreciated. We hope you will be a regular here and comment often!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...