vistas del desierto

This is just a glimpse of the area to the north and west of Lake Pleasant Regional Park.  It was close to noon on another “severe clear” day in the desert of Arizona…not a cloud in the sky and only recently attaining the temperature of “quite warm.”

Saguaro Cacti and mountain

Even though I lived in Arizona for over 20 years before moving to Utah, I still find it amazing to see so many Saguaro cacti.  I guess I didn’t get out of the city very often back then…something that I have already begun to remedy since returning.

mountain and Saguaro cacti afield

 

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12 responses

  1. Gorgeous photo, you really captured the beauty of the raw physical nature of the Arizona desert in the first photo.

    July 9, 2014 at 11:10 am

    • Thank you, Charlie…classic Arizona.

      July 12, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  2. I used to have quite a collection of cacti and succulents growing in pots but I’d love to see them in nature. I guess if you’re riding a horse you’d have to go out of your way to get around them.

    July 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    • I’d postpone the trip until the late fall or winter months if you want to check them out in person, Allen…unless you really, really like the heat. 🙂 And yes, there would be no straight lines in traversing this desert….

      July 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

  3. So nice to see you acclimating! 😀

    July 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

  4. The cacti look like characters to me, welcoming all to the mountainside with such greetings as: “Hello my friend”; “Welcome”; “Please come this way”! 🙂 Wonderful.

    July 10, 2014 at 2:31 am

    • I’m glad you like them so much, Meanderer. 🙂

      July 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

  5. I see you on that horse just outside the frame. 🙂

    July 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    • Yep…just outside the frame…scratching my head and saying “Where are those snow-covered mountains? I know I left them around here somewhere….” 🙂

      July 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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