Places to Visit · Portugal · Spain

Upcoming…

Thought I would make a list of all the places I was lucky enough to visit over 2017! Not sure why I’ve had such a posting slump, but, one of my 2018 goals is to keep up with posting my favorite memories and photographs here for myself and others. Here are a few places I mean to document…

* Arizona Highway Women’s Retreat – Vermillion Cliffs and Lee’s Ferry

* Grand Canyon Railway – Polar Express

* Indio, California

* Tohono Chul, Tucson, Arizona

* Old Tucson, Tucson, Arizona

* Trip to Portugal & Spain

* Lisbon, Portugal

* Evora, Portugal

* Seville, Spain

* Córdoba, Spain

* Rhonda, Spain

* Costa del Sol, Spain

* Malaga, Spain

* Granada, Spain

* Madrid, Spain

* Toledo, Spain

* Barcelona, Spain

* Huntington Gardens, Ohio

* Odysea of the Desert Aquarium

* Dinosaurs of the Desert – Phoenix Zoo

* Gaslight – Afternoon Tea – Glendale, Arizona

* Butterfly Wonderland

* Winter Wonderland

See you soon! LAF

photography

Happy New Year!

2017 was a good year, with lots of good times and memories. But like everyone, I am hoping for a great 2018! Just a few of my goals are…

*. Blog more

*. Eat better and exercise more.

*. Print more of my photos.

*. Be kinder and more forgiving.

*. Experience new places and things.

*. Work hard.

Below is my nine most liked Instagram photos for 2017…

Tomorrow I’ll post a list of all the upcoming events I will be posting about!

Until tomorrow, LAF

Arizona · botanical gardens · Cactus · Day Trips · photography

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 

Arizona · botanical gardens · Cactus · photography

Finally some cooler weather!  

So happy that Fall is finally showing its face in Phoenix, Arizona.  By this time of year I get so tired of the jot weather.   It’s this time of year that I get so excited to start getting outside again and taking photographs. 

  
Haven’t quite gotten back to Desert Botanical Gardens since early summer but here are a few photos to get me back in the mood…

   

 

  
   

 
  
 
  
Until next time, LAF