From the Plane
Flying into Palm Springs taken through the plane's dirty window.
Wind Turbines in Palm Springs as we are landing
Palm Springswind turbines
1000 Palms Oasis Preserve
1000 Palms Oasis
Thanks George and Jean-Louis
Shield's Date Farm Indio California
We had breakfast at the outdoor cafe here on our way to Scottsdale and then wandered around their gardens.
Garden at Shield's Date Farm
Rose at Shield's Date Farm
Pipe Sculpture Along Canal in Scottsdale
Early morning walk with Norm
Poppies at Scottsdale Civic Center
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Scottsdale Tree in Full Blossom!
Water Sculpture on Scottsdale Canal
Brown's Mountain Trail, McDowell Sonoran Preserve (February 10, 2015)
Brown's Mountain in the distance
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Brown's Mountain Trail
Brown's Ranch Road
Snake on Brown's Ranch Trail
This large snake crossed the trail in front of us.
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Brown's Ranch Trail
Not many wildflowers in blossom so far this year.
Taking a Break
A good cycling trail.
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A green desert
Karen and Sharon hiking Gateway. http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=1314
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Sedona (February 12, 2015)
Just a quick day-trip today. Enjoyed the vistas while driving, had lunch, spent some time at Tlaquepaque and returned home.
On Our Way to Sedona
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village
This little shopping center in Sedona has interesting spaces. The light was quite harsh so I used multiple exposures and processed several shots below in HDR to capture the full dynamic range,
Needed HDR for this one.
HDR used for this poorly lit room.
Previous photo was taken through the chapel door grate on the door to the left.
Just asking for HDR!
Tlaquepaque Sculpture Garden
Kinetic sculptures in a beautiful setting.
Tlaquepaque Wind Sculptures
Gateway Hike With Brenda and Andy (February 13, 2015)
Gateway Trail February 14, 2015
Ocotillo at Gateway
Phoenix Golf Course
Taken while on a walk in the neighbourhood of our resort.
White Heron at Orange Tree Golf Course
Deteriorating Wagon Wheel
At Arizona Fine Art Expo
Old Jeep Trail, McDowell Preserve Scottsdale
February 17, 2015
Bougainvillea Up Close
Sunrise Trail, McDowell Preserve Scottsdale (February 19, 2015)
Interesting sky for today's hike on Sunrise.
The western portion of this trail is like a natural desert garden. This photo was taken into the sun facing southwest towards the valley below. Camelback Mountain can be seen on the right.
Cholla Cactus on Sunrise Trail
The city beyond.