Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Desert Beauty on Display

 While I was down in the valley, I decided to capture some "Spring" and "Sunshine" from the desert with my camera and share it with all of you who may have the winter blahs.

If only there was a scratch and sniff button...this blog would be way more amazing! Have you ever smelled the desert after a good rain? It's the most heavenly aroma! If you are ever traveling through the Arizona desert after a monsoon has passed, pull the truck over, roll down the windows, and fill your lungs with that intoxicating air.  It's unlike any other smell I've experienced. It will deeply enrich your day.

I may be a mountain girl by marriage, but I grew up in the Arizona desert and I appreciate its rugged beauty.

This time of year the desert comes alive with green grass and wildflowers.  Its allure is on full display!

(Click on the pictures to enlarge them.)

Gila Woodpecker

Here's proof that grass does indeed grow in the desert. It usually thrives under trees and in shadier spots.  Cows can get good and plump on spring grass in the desert, and they're masters at finding it!


This blog just wouldn't be complete without an Arizona sunset. This shot was taken from the Mogollon Rim.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. My mom was from Arizona, raised there, and we'd been a few times to visit kinfolks. It's been years though.
    Thanks for sharing the pics, beautiful, beautiful!!

  2. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful country! Your desert is so much prettier than mine!

  3. Oh, and I have never been to Arizona. I hope to one day! We thought at one time about looking into a ranch job by Flagstaff, on the Babbits. We had some friends that worked there.