nearing sunset

This is what it looks like facing north from an anonymous peak just east of my neighborhood in the Desert Hills area of north Phoenix.  I believe that might be Daisy Mountain near the far center of the image.  It was eight minutes before seven and the sun was nearing the western horizon and you can detect a slightly golden hue in the desert foreground…sparsely placed and youngish Saguaro cacti populate the area among Creosote bushes and the reminders of the region’s volcanic origins….

desert-scape north phoenix

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12 responses

  1. Oh so very different…

    June 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

    • You are so very correct, Gunta…..such extremes…..

      June 27, 2014 at 11:32 am

  2. I’m really surprised by all the vegetation there.

    June 25, 2014 at 4:21 am

    • There’s actually quite a bit of it, Allen…and it’s even green. 🙂

      June 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

  3. Is that Anthem nestling below the hills Scott……yes, I’ve looked at the map!……and I see Lake Pleasant isn’t too far away….lots to explore…… And I love the colours, especially the gentle gradation of the sky.

    June 25, 2014 at 7:14 am

    • It certainly is, John….and my little one and I went out to Lake Pleasant two days ago….probably close to 15 miles west of this location….and I do have a whole lot to explore. It was a beautiful time of the day/evening to be out with a camera, even with the haze that seems to be perpetual nowadays.

      June 27, 2014 at 11:37 am

  4. What gorgeous tones and phenomenal view!

    June 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    • Thank you, Susan. 🙂

      June 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

  5. Beautiful tones Scott!

    June 27, 2014 at 1:31 am

    • The desert can be surprising, Adrian…..thank you. 🙂

      June 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

  6. My reference point for deserts is the Sahara so I was surprised by all the greenery.

    June 28, 2014 at 12:46 am

    • Wow…that’s one hell of a reference point, Marie….so yes, this southwestern desert of the USA is going to be remarkably different…lots of leafy green in many places and then lots of dirt and rock with minimal green in other places.

      June 29, 2014 at 11:45 am

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