It’s like another world

Here are a few shots from my trip to Arizona. We were blessed with tempuratures that stayed below 100º most of the time we were there, and though all of my family out there lives around Phoenix, they are spread out a bit, so we got to see a lot of the area, just driving from one of their houses to another.

I like the mountains all around – I think these are the Suspicions.suspicions

This cactus is from my future sister in law, Jean’s, yardcactusShe lives the furthest from civilization of any of the family, so of course, I liked her place the best. The less civilization, the better I like it, you know? But then my brother said they saw a tarantula the day before, only a few feet from where we were sitting and that definitely scrambled my brain for a bit. I just knew it was still out there, in a hole, with it’s beady little eyes peering out at me.

There was a very obliging nearly-full moon that night too – I stood very near to where the tarantula probably still was when I took this. In flip flops. With beady eyes looking at my toes. Am I intrepid or what?moon

Finally – the sunsets are gorgeous. This is from my folks’ back yardsunset

A pretty place, Arizona, despite the gigantic spiders!

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12 Responses to It’s like another world

  1. JC says:

    I love to go there on a mini vacation
    Don’t think I could live there though
    Course I’m from WA

  2. That moon shot is award winning! Enter it in something already!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love Arizona. But no one ever told me about tarantulas…here I walked in the desert with my flip flops on, camera in hand, never thinking about tarantulas! Whew!
    Love your desert shots. And that moon…WOW!

  4. deb says:

    that was me up there…on hubby’s computer and I have to enter all my data every time….

  5. Daryl says:

    I have a photo of a tarantula I took when we visited Arkansas eons ago … it was about 20 ft away .. I leaned forward as far as I could and snapped … after Husband said: You know they jump, dont you? Noooooooooo, I didnt …

    Fabulous photos .. are you from AZ originally or did the rest of the family move out there and leave you holding down the fort Upstate?

  6. Donalyn says:

    We are all from here – my folks moved west while my brothers were still in school. My sister and I stayed east and everyone else ended up out there.

    If I took a photo of a tarantula, I wouldn’t be able to stand looking at it later, so there would not be much point, LOL.

  7. Ashleigh says:

    Lovely pics. I’m the same way about spiders. ACK!

  8. Pearl says:

    beautiful photos!

  9. Debbie Jean says:

    Beautiful pictures, but spiders? Eck!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. CM says:

    Thanks for sharing the pics! I have pictures of those same mountains, I think …. on the way to J & R’s? I’m really glad you were able to finally go and see what you’ve heard about for so long. I can only imagine how much it meant to your family to have you there during that time.

  11. Weezee says:

    It was absolutely beautiful and such a contrast to home. I do love to visit and I have to say I miss the sunny hot temperatures since we are in the middle of a rainy cold disgusting weather pattern.

    I agree that moon shot is fantastic!

  12. Kate says:

    My gosh, Donalyn. These photos are incredible. I love the one of the moon!
    Sad circumstances that made you travel, but I’m glad you’re home now. I’ll get the Pay It Forward gift to you pronto. Hope you like it!

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