It takes a trip out of state to an entirely different environment for me to appreciate the beauty of my desert. I get used to it and lose some appreciation, but a trip away wakes up my senses. As I walked this morning around our neighborhood I was struck by the views of cactus, mountains and shrubbery. I like it out here. I’d like to see more some wildlife, too.
What are some of the things you like best about where you live?
I lived in Arizona to know that the last picture is a flash flood gully. At least once a year it will be come a short lived raging river.
We have been out of town for the flash floods. I really want to be here for a monsoon.
Those dry wadis become surfable.
Beautiful pictures! Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Yes, it does. I can see the neighborhood with fresh eyes.
Theater. Concerts. Food.
My neighborhood has zero of those within walking distance. My old house did, but on a smaller scale than you.
I like the small town community feel. Lots of neighborly friendliness. We are close to SF so if I want to see the big city hustle and bustle it’s easy enough to do. We don’t very often. I am envious of your unobstructed views (except for the nature). We have so many power lines crisscrossing our sky that it is hard for me to take good pictures of our beautiful skies.
I like where my kids live in Berekely, too for the small town feel. We are 30 minutes from the city of Phoenix and Scottsdale when we want to go to games, theater, shopping etc. which we don’t very often, but it’s nice to know it’s there.
I love the scenery. I logged in at the end of the day. Very pretty.
I hope husband and I can visit Arizona one day. I would love to visit Apache Junction. My brother lived there for several years. The pics were great.
Your husband used to live in Arizona, too. It feels so free here compared to California. Also, CA is doubling their state income taxes! So glad we moved.
You are right!! Sierra Vista!! But we need to return.
The landscape is stunning and you capture it beautifully! Thanks for sharing, hugs, C