Apr 20, 2013

Focus on Life: 52 Photos - Take a Walk

 
It's week 16 over at the Studio Sublime's
and Sally's prompt for this week was:
 
 
"Grab your camera, open the door and step outside into the fresh air. Take a walk! Whether you walk to your favorite chair on the porch, walk a few miles down a rural road or a busy city street;  take a moment to be aware of the beauty of the world and let its grandeur energize your soul, inspire your mind and jump start your creativity. Step back and look at the wide world around you and capture a shot of the landscape in front of you!"
 


Greenbelt area with some pretty trees near my home where I walk.
Sure doesn't look like the middle of the desert, does it?! ;-)  


 It was the perfect weather this week for walks here, too - temperature wise.
 
 
Lakes in my neighborhood along my walking 'path' (sidewalk!)
 
It was a bit windy for several days with gusts from 40-60 miles per hour one day and on Wednesday we had a micro-burst come through the neighborhood sending the trash bins rolling down the street - but other than that it was perfect spring weather in the desert. 


 
 
 Here's what I snapped on a couple of walks around the neighborhood. 

We have some green belts in our neighborhood and a few lakes (duck poo ponds, as we call them!) and some really pretty trees too, so it makes for some lovely walks.
 
 
 

 
So, get up, and go for a walk over at the Studio Sublime today and see where everyone else's walk will take you!!

 
 
Evening Walk with the Sunset Over the Lake
One thing's certain; Arizona truly has some gorgeous sunsets!
 
 
**Thanks to you all who have been leaving such wonderful comments each week on here - your posts and comments always make me so happy - Thank you!!  Last week I was trying to 'reply' to all of them, but when I hit the reply button on blogger here in the comments section it just 'spun' and spun,....loading,...loading,...and never loaded. Not sure what the deal was but I wanted you all to know that I wasn't trying to be rude - it just wasn't letting me 'play nicely'  last/this week. I haven't been able to comment for several days and although I think it's okay now, I talked w/a few of my other blogger friends and a couple of them had the same problem for a day or two, so I don't feel like such an idiot!! LOL!!   So, please accept my apologies for not responding to your replies here in the comments section this last time, hopefully this week I'll be able to read them and respond.**
 
Everyone have a great week!
 
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Lovely Walks!!
 
Cheers,
~Shel~

24 comments:

  1. wonderful photos - esp. of the trees overhead... thank you for sharing your walk :)
    have a great week!
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  2. Such beautiful photos and the sun sets is amazing

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    1. We really have some awesome sunsets here in the desert!

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  3. I've always wanted to live somewhere that has palm trees... Your sunset is lovely too!

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    1. Oh, me too! The first time I came to AZ from Illinois w/my parents to visit my sister when I was a young and I saw the palm trees, I knew this is where I wanted to live!!

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  4. Oh yes, beautiful Arizona!! I sure couldn't see a speck of dust or a red rock anywhere, lol!! But I see your colorful sunset!!

    Never fear about replying to comments. If any of my fellow bloggers have a bit of time to comment, it's like the "icing" on an already very enjoyable cake!

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    1. I know,...the city doesn't look much like the 'real desert', but only about a 10 minute drive from my house and there's tons of trails, saguaros,..snakes, scorpions, all those fun things! And the red rocks of Sedona are only about an hour and 30minutes away!!

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  5. Gorgeous! you need to bottle up some of that sunshine and send it around to the rest of us! we're all starving for sun :O

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    1. Oh - sunshine is something we rarely run out of, that's for sure!! I love it! When it rains or is cloudy for more than two to three days, I freak out!!

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  6. Qite another look at the desert! Pretty trese indeed! Wish we had leaves. So far only buds, except on the small bushes.

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    1. Oh - we lost a bunch of trees to the freezes we had in Feb and March so the trees w/buds and nice pretty green leaves are so wonderful to see right now!!

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  7. Wow Shel - those tree shots are just wow! Love them. We've had a lot of winds the last couple of weeks, too. Today though is calm and warm. Hope the same there!

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    1. Funny that you mention the wind Janet - I'm thinking of renaming my city the "Windy City" because we've had so much of it lately and more is predicted this week - urrggghhh,...it messes w/our allergies something terrible!

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  8. Beautiful photos and definitely doesn't look like the middle of the desert! That fiery sunset is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Annette. Nope, here in the middle of 'concrete city' the beauty of the desert is hard to see!! But our sunsets can be viewed from anywhere - thankfully!!

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  9. Beautiful photos. You are so lucky to have these 'green belt' areas to take your walks. I just love the sunset photo!!

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    1. Thanks Alice,...I just love the green belt area around our neighborhood. It's a bit different than most of the desert and with the taller trees it reminds me of the mid-west where I grew up!

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  10. Lovely photos of your walk around the neighborhood! Love all those green trees. That last photo of the sunset is FANTASTIC!!!!

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    1. Yes,...even after just about 28 years here in AZ, I never tire of our sunsets. I just stare in awe at each one as if it's the first time I've seen something that gorgeous! They just amaze me!

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  11. That sunset is gorgeous! It looks so green for the desert.

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    1. Thanks - our sunsets are super! As for the green,..well, I tried to only capture the trees that made it through the hard freezes we had a few months back,...the ones that got zapped by the cold don't look so green!

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  12. So pretty Shel! You have a beautiful neighborhood to go for a walk in and that sunset shot is a stunner!

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    1. Thanks Tracy. I truly appreciate the beauty of my neighborhood. We have such a wide variety of landscape and scenes here in Arizona. And we got Sunsets,...lot's and lots of gorgeous sunsets (and sunrises, too!).

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