Friday, May 18

Arizona Journey...


Sweet Friends!
I have missed you!!
The desert is in bloom and we took photographs to share!
After spending two fantastic weeks in Arizona~
I am in awe of our beautiful America!


Morning grapefruit from the tree in the backyard...
Yum!


Pick a lemon... in the backyard...
Fresh lemonade! Best I have ever had!


Alaina and I love to take road trips...
Jaunts around New York~
Our longest trip was to sunny, warm and bright Florida...
Until now!
Arizona was our home for the past two weeks...
The desert Southwest.
It was hot, hot, hot! 104 degrees the day we left.


Beautiful flowers~
My oh my... with the most brilliant blue sky!
I would see gorgeous blossoms as we drove around the state...
The only thing stopping me from another 1,400 photographs....
Diamondbacks, Rattlers, Scorpions, Spiders and Ants!
That's all!


I'll share our journey in several posts...
This one shares a few of the cactus and citrus!


The landscape is threatened by several dangerous fires.
As our plane headed toward home~
The very hills we drove through were burning...
Heartbreaking.


I met several new feathered friends...
Oodles of pretty & fragrant flowers...


Stayed on paths...
Kept a watchful eye...


Shared another exciting journey with Sweet Alaina!!
Memories and joy to last a lifetime~

Hope your weekend is perfect!
Thank you for visiting my little corner~ 

9 comments:

Cyn said...

I am glad you enjoyed Arizona. That is where I live. It has been HOT here! I am blessed to be living where we have a pool.

Gaby Bee said...

Your photos are sooo beautiful. I wish I could be there:)

Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Gaby

Penelope's Beehive said...

Welcome home Michelle! Upon my word, such lovely photographs...thank you for sharing your exciting journey with us.
Wishing you a lovely Finger Lakes weekend!
Most fondly,
Judy x

Debra said...

Oh Michelle!
So lovely! I look forward to seeing paintings from your trip too.
Love, Debra

Smiley said...

Aaaah, you are getting closer to California! Now you are getting a taste of my side of the country! LOL! Sounds as though you had a wonderful time. Great photos! I'm sure your inspiration will show up in a creative form.

Smiles and Blessings,
Deb oxo

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said...

Oh Doreen, I wished I would have known you were here. Janice, Alison, and I have a little welcome bandwagon. We have met lots of bear makers in various parts of the state that have come through for visits. Glad you enjoyed the trip.

shabby girl said...

Arizona is a very special place. It's a whole other kind of beauty.
I'm sure you found some new friends to add to your notebook!

Gunilla said...

Gorgeous cacti flowers, they're so amazing.

vicki said...

Michelle- your desert photos are spectacular-- I love the cactus photos! What an amazing landscape! I'd love it all except for the temperatures!!
Love
Vicki