|Sunset - Scottsdale|
Now, several years later, we actually own here – admittedly, a small bit of deeded property that affords us an annual visit of at least two weeks in our timeshare home. And as reports of the Arctic Blast that is sweeping the Pacific Northwest keep arriving in our inbox today we are even more grateful for this warm-weather respite.
|Four Seasons Residence Club - Troon Mountain to the right|
|Four Seasons Hotel Scottsdale, Arizona|
|The Terrace at Onyx Bar - the Four Seasons overlooks the garden above|
We’ll start in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel where vibrant southwest colors bring the stucco Adobe-style walls to life.
We follow a path through the natural landscape to get to and from the Residence Club and the hotel. The stately Saguaro cactus stand like sentries and wild bunnies skitter among the bushes along the route.
Then it is back to the Residence Club and its own lobby where easy chairs face fireplaces and southwest colors figure prominently in the décor. The library (far right in photo above) is a quiet place to peruse the books available on the lending shelf or relax in front of yet another fireplace. (It does get chilly this time of year, so fireplaces aren’t just for decoration!)
Fireplaces and chimineas (like the one pictured above) are lit each night and fill the air with the scent of the southwest – the pungent smoke from the Mesquite wood – making it difficult to resist their magnetic pull to just ‘sit a spell’.
But we pass up the fireplace and head back to our place.
There, we bundle up in coats and sip a glass of wine on our deck while listening to the call of the desert animals that break the still of the night.
That’s it from Arizona for this week. Hope to see you back again soon and until then, thanks for your time and Happy Travels!
Linking up this week with fellow bloggers at:
Travel Photo Thursday – Budget Traveler’s Sandbox
Travel Inspiration – Reflections En Route
Travel Photo Monday – Travel Photo Discovery
Mosaic Monday – Lavender Cottage Gardening