North Phoenix Desert Morning

We’ve not completely made the move yet, but I was in town for the past few days for an interview and to see a bit of the new neighborhood.  I made these images on a short walk through the desert area that is about five minutes away from our new home in the far north part of Phoenix.  Please remember that you can click on any image to be taken to a slide-show that presents each photograph in a larger format.

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32 responses

  1. Enjoy your new home and keep the images coming!

    May 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    • Thank you, Laura….I’ll do my best!

      May 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

  2. What a beautiful place to move to. You must be very eager for lots of exploration!

    May 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    • It is beautiful out there in the desert proper, Gary….and while I’ve been reluctant to fully embrace this return to Arizona, the eagerness is growing with the passing days….even though I’ll miss the hell out of “my” mountains and canyons here in Salt Lake…..

      May 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

  3. Congratulations on your new home. These pictures are beautiful and fascinating. May your new home bring you peace, health, and happiness, and much love.

    May 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    • Thank you very much, Shimon…..I have thought of you often during the preparation for our move….with your shared thoughts of moving from your long-time home to the new one. I appreciate your sentiments….and thank you for being here.

      May 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

  4. I hope your move is a smooth one Scott. It’s great to see cactus blooming. I used to collect them and getting them to bloom was always pretty tricky.

    May 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    • Thank you, Allen….we’re getting down to the last few days now, and while so much is already done, it seems that there is still so much left to do….but I expect that’s fairly normal.

      I never collected or intentionally planted cacti, but we did have several of them start from blown seeds in our yard over the many years that we lived in Arizona prior to moving up here. It was always fascinating to see them start from such tiny buds emerging from the ground and then growing into their larger forms with the passing of time…..

      May 21, 2014 at 8:41 am

  5. Scott, these are superb images…..you do close ups so well. The image of the yellow flowers with the light flare is a special one. Every good wish for the outcome of the interview and I hope that you and the family soon settle in to your new home. Right….now we are going to discover what Phoenix looks like……time to go look at a map……hmmmm.

    May 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • Thank you, John…I appreciate your words and your well-wishes for the interview and move……and have fun exploring Phoenix. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

  6. Very nice slideshow.

    May 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

  7. Quite a radical change for you, but you still manage to find the beauty to share with us. I’d never seen a Saguaro bloom before, thank you for sharing that along with the others!

    May 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    • Yes, indeed, Gunta….quite a change….and you’re welcome for the Saguaro bloom. I guess it’s that time of the year in the desert….they were all over the place out there. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

  8. Nice! This is a beautiful time of the year in the desert.

    May 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    • Thank you, Terry. And it is a beautiful time in the desert….and a fleeting time of new green, too….and as you know well.

      May 23, 2014 at 10:20 am

  9. There are some very pretty flowers and plants there.

    All the very best to you and your family with the move, Scott.

    May 18, 2014 at 6:34 am

    • Thank you very much, Meanderer. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

  10. The flowers are so beautiful, and very exotic to me.

    May 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    • I’m glad you enjoyed them, Bente…and I’m sure they are very different from your wildflowers up there in Norway. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

  11. Enjoy your new home Scott. I was surprised by your move, but what beauty you have found to share with us still. My very best wishes my friend.

    May 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    • I shall do my best to enjoy it, Adrian…I will miss my Wasatch mountains and canyons dreadfully, but I will be out there searching the mountains and deserts of Arizona for new sights…. Thank you very much for your well-wishes, too. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

  12. Looks like a beautiful spot, Scott…some great new areas to explore and capture through that lens!

    May 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • It is, Susan…stay-tuned for the updates. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:26 am

  13. It looks like you’re going to have fun exploring

    May 19, 2014 at 4:23 am

    • I’m sure I will, Marie. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

  14. Liana

    everywhere you see, everything is lovely 🙂

    May 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    • Searching-out the lovely stuff….. Thank you, Liana. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:30 am

  15. LB

    Best of success and happiness in your new surroundings. I love an adventure! Hopefully this will be a pleasing one for you 🙂

    May 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    • I’m hoping the same, LB…..thank you. 🙂

      May 23, 2014 at 10:30 am

  16. It’s going to be really fun, seeing this area through your eyes. I look forward to it.

    May 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn….hopefully I’ll get through all of these damn moving boxes pretty soon and be able to get back out in the forest somewhere… 🙂

      June 3, 2014 at 7:58 am

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