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Friday, February 2, 2018

January Escape to Sunny Scottsdale

Less than a three hour flight brought us to Arizona at the end of January.
These are some of the pictures reminding me about the sun, endless blue sky, versatile plants and architecture of the desert. It was a much needed break in the midst of our Washington rains.

Saguaro cacti start to grow arms when 75-100 years old.

There was a time when I didn't like the desert. I like it now.

 Landscape designers do a good job here, don't you think so?

Is it a baby? So cute!

Bright spots of blooms attract your eye right away

 Aloe is blooming

 Love this plant combination

It pays to look at the plant twice.
First time, you just see beautiful blooms. Second time, you see the plant's guest:


Terracotta and turquoise

Needed support

Variety of plants used in landscaping

Architecture in agreement with the environment

I hope you got some of the sun!
Sedona was our next destination.

***Copyright 2018 TatyanaS


  1. Wow, that area has it's own beauty. You took some great photos. So different from your own lush, green and colorful gardens.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  2. Awesome pictures, girl! Show me Sedona!

  3. Lucky you! Your photos really helped me feel like I was there for a bit.

  4. I sure could do with some of that warm sunshine. You captured the Hummingbird beautifully.

  5. Great photos! I love the desert landscape and think it's a wonderful place to visit.

  6. Adobe type architecture fits so perfectly into that landscape. Beautiful shots of the hummingbird, and beautifully composed pictures! I love that mauve pink cactus.

  7. There’s just something about the look of desert gardens that really catches my eye. It’s so different than what I’m used to, perhaps that’s why?

  8. What a delightful change from our wet winter! Like you, I've only recently begun to appreciate the beauty of the desert. The picture of that bright red cardinal is gorgeous.


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