Sunday, January 06, 2008

Arizona...It's not just about the desert!

We moved here in April and quickly set about finding jobs. We didn't do much exploring, preferring to leave it "for when company visits." Now that we have j-o-b-s there isn't any time for company to come to visit! Who has vacation time? Sound familiar?

So we have been here 9 months and finally have our bearings. We're having fun getting to know our area, it's pretty foreign to us midwestern big-city "kids." Desert, washes, open spaces, and even mountains. All for us to discover and enjoy. We'll have to "do" the Grand Canyon when we have TIME!
Saturday, we spent most of the day visiting Mt. Lemmon, which is part of the Catalina Mountains. We should have visited sooner, it was lovely. 8000 feet in elevation, and we got to visit the snow!! I know many of you think that's a dirty word, but my Dh promised that once he took me away from the snow that we could at least "visit" it. That was enough coaxing, I've had enough snow memories to last my lifetime.

Once home, this was our last gift of the day. This is a shot just off our patio. It's clickable if you'd like.

A great day to explore, it was in the 30's and really windy up there, 70 at home. A nice place to visit, but wear layers!

Hopefully today will be full of sewing and I'll have something to show of my efforts soon.

14 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

Beautiful pictures! I travelled through Arizona (did the Grand Canyon) and would have loved to have stayed longer.

Jeanne said...

Oh, that sunset is amazingly beautiful!
Jeanne :)

Elaine Adair said...

Tha last photo just MUST be made into some kind of quilt or wall hanging!

Bev in SW Ohio said...

So nice to 'visit' you via your pictures. I love them but selfishly wish you'd do more. Your DD's blog is such a riot. I smile often reading it and wish I was in my youth again. Hugs, Bev

Norma said...

There is a lot more to see and a lot closer than the Canyon. Weekend day trips are a way of life for us. We just take our chairs and the Sunday paper, coffee and just sit in the woods and enjoy!

We go visit the snow on a yearly trip, then go have lunch and come home to warm temps. The summers are miserable but boy, we luck out on the rest of the year.

Love that picture, if you look out our back patio, we get the neighbors pool ramada that is against the home owners association rules but there anyway.

Gail said...

The pictures are beyound beautiful, thanks for sharing them with others who don't get to do time off!LOL

Erika said...

you should really get a flickr account!

Susan said...

It's so nice to find someone else who loves this state! That is a wonderful sunset, one of many you will see off that patio, I'm guessing. =)

One of these days, you will have to go up the back side of Mt. Lemmon. You will need a 4-wheel drive now, I'm sure. It's a totally different world over there.

Both sides of the Grand Canyon are beautiful, but I love going to the North Rim, because of the great scenery on the way, including Marble Canyon.

Christine Thresh said...

The sunset was indeed a "gift."

Susan in Ontario said...

Beautiful pictures fitzy... What a gorgeous sunset; and to see that just from you patio!!

Missing you as always...

Hazel said...

Thank You for leaving a message on my blog ,its kind of funny because I have a brother in-law who lives in Arizona .You pictures are beautiful .Are you from the Hamilton area ?

Aneet said...

I didn't know that Arizona was not just about the desert! Thanks a lot for dispelling the wrong impression that I have through this post of yours.

The photographs are brilliant! And thanks for reading doubledosage.blogspot.com!

Chookyblue said...

fantastic photos.........amazing views and beautiful sunset.........thanks for sharing

TamboinMO said...

Wow! That sunset is incredible! Once I get my kitchen refinished I'm going to use that picture as an inspiration for dyeing some wool!