Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mesquite tree in the morning 032611

I went out for my morning walk this morning and on my way back, I spotted this mesquite tree against the blue sky, so I stopped to take a photo of it. The mesquites are just beginning to leaf out now as Spring begins!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cottonwoods~Round Robin Challenge and Photo Challenge~March 20, 2011

On our way home from Prescott and the Grand Canyon last weekend, we drove down Highway 89 through Peeple's Valley. There is a huge, flat valley there with cottonwoods. We stopped underneath these trees. They look bare, but if you double click on the photos to enlarge them, you can see the left buds just barely opening. They were filled with bees, who were busy at work and buzzing away! They are indeed between winter and spring! Round Robin Challenge for March 20, 2011 and . To view other participants, please visit: Also for photo challenge: Trees. To see this challenge, please go to:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tower at the Grand Canyon~SkyWatch Friday 031811

The watchtower at the Grand Canyon's desert view always intrigues me. I love to wander around outside it and inside, there are plenty of items to see (and buy!) Some construction is going on and I'll be anxious to see what is being done to it. When we were there last weekend, the sky was a beautiful blue. Skywatch Friday for March 18, 2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Window in Williams, AZ~Window Views and Doors, Too 031711

This pretty window is in one of the stores along Route 66 in Williams, Arizona. We always like to stop there, since it is halfway between Prescott and Flagstaff. And, this store has so many interesting things in it! We always stop and buy something there. Window Views and Doors, Too for March 17, 2011.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little Colorado~Outdoor Wednesday~March 16, 2011

Past the Grand Canyon, to the east, and along the highway, lies the Little Colorado. And, another side canyon is there. If you drive to Cameron, this canyon is just east of the Grand. Several Indian craft markets line the road, but, even in this recession, many of them were closed and vacant. I was driving when I drove by this spot and I slammed on the brakes, backed up, parked the car, and hiked down to this spot on the road. This canyon is quite impressive by itself and if you have a chance, be sure you stop and explore it! Outdoor Wednesday for March 16, 2011.

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Under"~Paper, Heart, Camera 031511

Under the trees at Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona last fall. We traveled there in October, for a 3 day weekend and were amazed by the color of the oaks. Paper, Heart, Camera for March 15, 2011. To visit,PHC, please go to:

The Discovery of the Grand Canyon~That's My World 031511

Can you imagine what the Spaniards must have thought when they first gazed down at the Grand Canyon? I've been there about half a dozen times now and every time I see it, my jaw drops open and I simply gaze at it. What a work of nature! I took photos of the map and poster about the Spanish discovery and if you double click on the text, you can read it. I've read several accounts about how annoyed they were to find it because they were looking for gold! But, I think for us, the Grand Canyon is a treasure itself. This trip, because we arrived at high noon, hubby and I spent our time there taking photos of the crows, the junipers, and I zoomed in and focused on various rock outcroppings. I did get a couple of shots of the Colorado River, which was very muddy this time of year, with all the runoff. There was even snow on the sides of the canyon and alongside the roads. I'll be posting more photos of the canyon this week! That's My World for Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jerome~Scenic Sunday 031311

Hubby and I are over in Arizona for the weekend. We're staying in Prescott and driving out during the daytime. Today we headed out Highway 89 to Jerome. It's an interesting town to photograph, but we personally don't find much to do there. I did buy a turquoise necklace from the cutest little old grandma who had her jewelry on her car hood, above Jerome. She was just so sweet! I had to scrounge to get $10 in cash, since neither hubby nor I had much! But I was able to do it and I love my turquoise horse necklace! After Jerome, we drove through Cottonwood, then Sedona, then Oak Creek Canyon. We stopped in Flagstaff and drove west through the aspen stands. It was a long day today! Scenic Sunday for March 13, 2011. To visit Scenic Sunday, please go to:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smoketree and sky~SkyWatch Friday 031111

A smoketree against a blue, but cloudy sky last weekend. I stopped at the base of Deep Canyon and walked out by the Art Smith Trail. Nobody was around and it was a beautiful, crisp, clear morning. Ahhhh....SPRING! SkyWatch Friday for March 11, 2011. To see other participants, please visit: