My favorite activity, while driving to our cabin is to use the sport setting on my camera and photograph the desert –
especially the saguaros and the skies, two of my favorite scenes.
This past week brought freezing temperatures in the 20’s and created ice
that lasted 2 days wherever water happened to be standing or flowing.
Even after the frozen nights, I have enjoyed delicious, juicy grapefruits from our citrus.
What could be more magical than icicles hanging on a pine tree, ice on the pond
and a juicy grapefruit – all in the same place?! 😉
Snow in the Valley of the Sun – Phoenix area – is a rarity. A few weeks ago snow gently floated from the skies in many parts of the Valley, giving brief moments of delight to school children, but melted so quickly that it was gone in the blink of an eye.
The Four Peaks Mountains reigned in all their snowy beauty for several days.
Travel east of Jacob’s Lake is an adventure in breathtaking Arizona scenes
in a seemingly ancient landscape of painted colors.
JUST AN HOUR AND A HALF OF TRAVEL
From the desert to the mountains
From cactus and wildflowers to snow and icy waters
From 85 degrees dropping to 55 degrees
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.
Guardians of the Desert