Thursday, April 24, 2008

Northeast Arizona

Hi all, my semester is coming to an end which is why I have not posted as much as I like too. It's a very busy time of year for me as I have finals and what have you. I'm off from school until July so I hope to post more frequently.
Today I have some photos that I took Northeast of Phoenix. I love these pictures because they show how diverse the state of Arizona is in nature. Typically when one thinks of Arizona they picture desert, cactus and palm trees but not all of Arizona looks this way, as you have seen in some of my previous posts. There are portions of Arizona that are flat, not just in the valley, with small hill like mountains. The farther north you go, and not just north but west, east and central, the more the state reminds me of the Northeast part of the country. I hope you enjoy today's photos and please feel free to comment where you like.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Arizona DiamondBacks Home Opener Game

Hi everyone, today I'm posting photos from the Arizona Diamondbacks home opener game at Chase Feild. I am so excited about this pictures because the game was amazing. The atmosphere in the stadium was indescribable. There was so much excitement and happiness that it was impossible for anyone to feel down. Before the game started, fighter jets from Luke Air Force Base flew over the open roof. WOW, thats all I can say. It was a night to remember. I really hope you enjoy these photos because I truly enjoyed taking them!!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Beautiful Moon

Today I am posting some pictures I took of a full moon. When I saw the night sky I had to run and grab my camera. My photos definitely do not do the actual moment justice but nonetheless, they are still beautiful. The moon was so beautiful that night, it lit up the sky. Well, I feel that there really isn't much more to say about this, so I will let you enjoy!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Beautiful Birds


So, I'm going to start this post off with a quick apology, again, and explanation for my lack of blogging this past week. After my last post I ended up getting a Trojan and Worm on my computer. I don't know how this happened as I have adequate software and am extremely cautious. I was on a jobbing site and had found a job that peaked my interest therefore I clicked the link. A completely different website had come up and as I was trying to get off the site another pop up came up stating I needed to download an update for ActiveX. I knew my ActiveX was up to date and tried desperately to get out of there. The sneaky little virus somehow downloaded itself to my computer despite my efforts. So needless to say, my computer was completely inoperable for the last week. Again, I apologize to those of you who read my blog. I am happily back up and running and continue with my blog.

The pictures I have for you all today are of what I believe to be Doves. I am not 100% on this and did all the research I could on them but came up empty handed. Nonetheless, these birds are beautiful. We were on the On-Auk-Mor Indian Reservation in Scottsdale when I saw this peaceful beauty. I immediately grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. The only way I can describe the feeling I was having at this moment was peace. I felt so peaceful and happy as I watched these beautiful birds relaxing on this beautiful tree enjoying each others company. It truly was a sight. I hope that you enjoy this photos. Feel free to leave comments where you see fit and if you know what species these beautiful birds are please let me know.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Double Rainbow - Phoenix, Tempe Arizona

Hello to my readers and those of you who have happened by. First I'd like to apologize that it has been a few days since my last post, it has been quit hectic around here lately. From here on, I will do my best to post at least five times a week if not more.
Today I thought I would share a few photos that I was lucky to have captured. They are photos of two rainbows, one above the other. The second rainbow is a little bit more difficult to see as it is lighter but if you click on any one of the photos you will see it much better. I typically do not edited my photos unless they need to be cropped or what have you. But with these, I chose to blank out the name on the building that is in the photos, the only way I know how is though Photoshop. Other than that, I only cropped two of the photos as I was trying to snap as quickly as possible, rainbows can disappear rather quickly. I was absolutely stunned when I saw this, I have never seen a double rainbow before. Unfortunately my photos do not do these rainbows justice, they were so beautiful. I hope you find my photos to be as beautiful as I do. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Entering Arizona ~ Crossing the New Mexico/Arizona border

Well, by now most of you already know that we love to travel, even if it is only within the beautiful state of Arizona. This past December we took a family road trip, my husband, our son, our dog and of course myself. First we headed to Atlanta, Georgia to visit my Dad and then we headed down to Florida for a visit with my Mom. Needless to say we drove, yes from Phoenix, Arizona, as I do not fly and have not since 2000. That is a whole other in and of itself, so we'll skip that for now. You can only image how many pictures I have from that trip, over 1,000. What can I say I love to take pictures, especially pictures of this spectacular country. The photos I have for you today were taken in January as we entered Arizona from New Mexico. A few of them were taken at a gas station between Tucson and Phoenix. I know that sounds slightly odd but Arizona is just stunning, even at a gas station.
One of my favorite things about Arizona are the uniquely beautiful rock formations. I've traveled the world, well to Australia and the Bahamas, but that still counts, right. But nonetheless, I have seen some beautiful nature, but Arizona's mountains are just breathtaking. It should honestly be a requirement for residents and visitors to sit back and enjoy the view because if you do not, you'll miss so much beauty. Again, I truly hope that you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy taking in all that Arizona has to offer.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Desert

My husband and I enjoy driving as often as we can. We always take our son, obviously, and our dog with us when we venture out of the city. There is something about the open road that is so relaxing and in Arizona the scenery is breathtaking. I grew up in New Jersey so when I first moved to Arizona it was quite a shock. I can remember staring at the palm trees, cactus and mountains every time we went anywhere, even to the grocery store. I was in aw of this beautifully state and its natural diversity. Before moving to Arizona I can remember picturing desert everywhere with the lack of "real" trees. I honestly thought that there was just dirt and cactus everywhere. So you can imagine my thoughts when I took my first trip up north. Wow, they have grass and pine trees, it even snows in the winter. I was absolutely amazed by Arizona's natural beauty. Now, my husband on the other hand rarely, if at all, left his little neck of the desert in Phoenix - that is until he met me. I love to travel, that's what my family did, we traveled. So for me to have to stay in one spot was just plain unbearable. When my husband and I, before my son was born, started our little ventures, we would go to places such as Chandler and North Scottsdale. Until on day I had this bright idea to drive two hours north to Sedona. And thus our mini Arizona road trips were born.
The photos I have to share with you today were taken on one of those little road trips in November 2007. Most of them I took hanging out the car window while my husband drove so they may be slightly blurry in spots. I did my best in picking the best photos of the 300 I took, so I truly hope that you enjoy them. I can't be too specific as to the exact location of this photos because they were spur of the moment shots in the middle of the desert. I can tell you that they were taken approximately between 20 and 50 miles North East of Phoenix on highway AZ-87. Please enjoy my photos and comment where you see fil.