If you know us, or have at least been reading our blog, you know by now that we love to explore, and have a great appreciation for the outdoors. After moving to Arizona from Washington State, I had to learn to love the desert. After living amongst pine trees, mountains and water most of my life, cacti and sage brush was quite a change for me.
Now, after almost 5 years, I’m starting to understand why people think the desert is beautiful. Last weekend we went up to the Four Peaks which are about 45 mins NE from our house. The drive was very pretty with wildflowers everywhere. And the green…who knew the desert could get this green? I’ve attached some photos we took on the way back down. However, these photos don’t do the reality justice.
Here are some other natural wonders I’m enjoying right now in my neighborhood:
-Blooming Paddle Cacti (see blog photos from last spring)
-Palo Verde trees (the desert has exploded in yellow)
-Jackrabbits in my yard
-Coyotes in my neighborhood (they are more afraid of you)
-Falling asleep to the sound of crickets