The temperature hovers at 100-degrees, the sky is a cloudless blue. We’ve been in Arizona for just a bit more than two weeks; we now understand its most apt nickname of “Arid Zona”.
A highlight of our time here has been discovering the beauty of a Sonoran Spring:
The local newspaper, The Arizona Republic, has a daily column that features a historical highpoint of the date, a chuckle for the day and also a prayer. Today’s prayer couldn’t have been more appropriate for this post: “Lord, We thank you for the beauty that surrounds us. Amen.”
This barrel cactus is one of our favorites.
These delicate blooms adorned for several days the thorniest of cacti outside our unit at the Four Seasons Scottsdale.
It doesn’t require any strenuous hikes into the desert to find these beauties, most of the photos were taken either along roadsides outside Scottsdale or near parking lots.
Next week’s posts will include a garden tour with the Landscape Supervisor for the Four Seasons Scottsdale and some road trips in north central “Arid Zona”. Today is TPThursday so head over to Budget Travelers Sandbox for other shots from around the world.