spaces @ the edge of the vast chihuahuan desert
+ great american SW
The only thing missing in that photo is a basket of Corn Torilla chips cooked in Canola Oil and lightly salted with a bowl of Salsa and a couple of Cervesa Coronas.I'm jealous for such a Wednesday!
It was near 80F when I took that photo, a light breeze, 0 humidity. I could have stayed there all day, though the ugly tables need to be stored after the event is over!
Where exactly is that place ? That's not exactly in your Chihuahuan Desert of an Albuquerque backyard is it ?
Nope, purely Sonoran...the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, where it meets Scottsdale and Tempe. No gray brittlebush or buckhorn cholla out here!
Classic shot. Really excellent. This is a definetly a great place to escape the sun and enjoy the landscape without the brutal light beating down on you.
I was imagining that scene when it was even warmer, and thought...perfect. She found her place to sit back and observe!
A nice shady spot to enjoy the peaceful scenery. Your shot conveys a lot of meaning...nice.
Thanks - with the multitudes of visitors that day, she found her private place.
Ah...relaxing in the shade.0 humidity? You won't find that here.
Yes...no humidity and 80F is so perfect! But soon, the solar oven will fry the place to a crisp, and then some. True, you have more humidity, but it can always be worse...like Mobile or NOLA. And you have bottle trees, the scent of BBQ, live oaks growing wild, and live music galore...some of my farorite things!
A green spring...what a change from last year.
It does look nice right now, though the surrounding desert near Mesa was parched...usually by now, plants are leafier w/ more flowering.I wonder if the weather pattern stuck in Texas last year has shifted west?
I love the subtle accompaniments to the bright yellow: the whites, the grays, the muted greens. Definitely not a cottage garden palette!
Very true! To sit in the shade for an hour or more, and view that bright / muted palette, must be something.
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