Sallybee's Creative Paths

A Journey Along Trails of Imagination

Amazing Arizona Desert

When I was a child I thought the desert was hot and ugly until I saw a movie called, “The Living Desert.”  My eyes were opened to the amazing creatures and plants of the untamed wilderness. As I grew older, my heart opened to the beauties of these creations and I now hear the songs of the desert singing joyfully in praises to our Lord and King.


March 19, 2010 Posted by | Arizona Desert, Arizona Scenes, creative thoughts | 1 Comment

Time to Rest

A Hummingbird decides to enjoy a peaceful moment at the Riparian Park in Gilbert, Arizona.
Love the view of the Superstitions in the background.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Arizona Scenes, Creating Photo Art | Leave a comment

Magical Moment

This magical moment happened just at dusk as we were trudging tiredly along with the masses who were leaving the Renaissance Festival. For a brief moment, time stopped, noise and confusion ceased, and a little princess was given a jewel by Twig, the fairy. The magical jewel, forgotten and left at my home reminds me of the unforgotten enchantment of the day.  Though Dearheart claims he will not go again, I will if I can be with my own sweet treasures – my family!

February 17, 2010 Posted by | A Forever Family, Arizona Scenes | Leave a comment

Rare Valley of the Sun Winter

Just when I am feeling smug about our beautiful winter season in the Valley of the Sun, we received floods caused by 5 days of continuous rain with close to our annual rainfall, and also a tornado warning!!  No that is not snow in the citrus, it is hail. Spice did not want to get wet. Since it rained almost continuously, I would run out in the drizzle so she would follow me out and “do her business”, but this time she refused. Spice just does not like rainy days, but I do. One of the days I just curled up with a “chocoholic mystery” by Joanna Carl and a cup of hot chocolate.

January 27, 2010 Posted by | Arizona Scenes | 1 Comment

Arizona Winter

Treasures of delight on a peaceful January day in Gilbert, Arizona.

January 18, 2010 Posted by | A Forever Family, Arizona Scenes | Leave a comment

Family Treasures!!

My favorite treasures in all the world!!
Family – Serving, Loving, Caring, Sharing and Forgiving!

Thank you Eric for creating this family portrait.

December 27, 2009 Posted by | A Forever Family | 1 Comment

Land That I Love

Autumn at Christmastime in Arizona

Autumn near Kingman with snow on the mountaintops.

Other scenes along Highway 93 – our rainy Christmas trip home from Las Vegas – view at Phoenix Sunset

December 26, 2009 Posted by | Arizona Scenes | Leave a comment

A Visit from Santa

Since Jared is leaving for South Africa next week, we sent a request for Santa Claus to come visit us early this year. What a delight when he came “Ho-ho-ing” down the stairs from the balcony to greet all the little ones (and big ones too). There will be some live film of his visit found here soon. The pictures seen here were all taken from the video, but this blog doesn’t let me post video – so……..

December 2, 2009 Posted by | A Forever Family | Leave a comment

Autumn Road Trip

Gilbert to Gallup 001We had a delightful trip to attend our granddaughter’s baby blessing in Gallup.
Autumn is not yet in full bloom, but I managed to capture a few scenes in a few scattered spots.

Pictures are taken out the car window going 55 mph on the rim and 75 mph on the I40

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Beautiful Mogollon Rim

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I 40 Arizona – Between Holbrook and Gallup –
many diesels but also many interesting views

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Near the Arizona – New Mexico State line

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Gallup – a town with much beauty and stunning views

October 12, 2009 Posted by | Arizona Scenes, Creating Photo Art | Leave a comment

September 22 – First Day of Fall!

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Very breezy today –
Hooray –
It’s autumn time in my backyard!
(click on the picture to see some tiny red leaves – if you look really close)

September 22, 2009 Posted by | Arizona Scenes, Creating Photo Art | Leave a comment