Happy (late) Sunday! 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein





Until tomorrow, LAF 🌸

Happy Sunday!  Life is Hard!  

Life is hard!  It’s true, mentally, physically, financially, socially, you name it at times it is very difficult.   I always have a hard time with life at this time of year, it’s so hot here (Arizona), the heat goes on forever, I feel trapped in my home, car and office.  Thank God for air conditioning, but I yearn for cooler days.   

Just like SAD in the northern region in winter I begin to get depressed and unmotivated in June when the heat rises.  Even when the possibility of going in a friends pool for the day sounds miserable due to the bath water temperature of the water!   It’s hard to believe that the constant heat can have such an effect on me!   I think what I miss the most is in the Summer I hardly take any photographs, which is an important part of my mental, physical and creative health!   

So for today I will post some photos from a cooler day at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona.   The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a 98-acre Zoo, aquarium, botanical garden, natural history museum and art gallery founded in 1952.  It is truly someplace you can spend all day.   

The view from one of the trails is beautiful and like a patchwork quilt …

The animals …

The frogs …

The flowers and Desert flora …

Here is to cooler days!   Come back soon for more pics from this wonderful place!  

Until tomorrow, LAF 

App of the Day…

I love playing with my photographs!  Anything to make them better, stranger, different or just fun.   

One of the photo Apps I like a lot is called SuperPhoto.  My favorite filter is “Smooth” and the following are done with that filter.  As you can see it works really well with flowers and nature!   But, there are so many other filters you can use in this App.  

I hope you enjoy them as much as me!  

Until tomorrow, LAF

Tovrea Castle – Part 2

I was always fascinated, even as a child, by antiques and ancient times. I always felt I should have been born in the 17th or 18th century. They really had a big stone castle with authentic furniture. Margaret O’Brien

Jewel of the Desert or Wedding Cake Castle 

Tours are required to visit this amazing castle. Tours are also sold out way in advance, so check out their website to see when they are available.  

And finally, a photo of the Phoenix skyline …

Until tomorrow, LAF

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