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It’s Always Sunny in…Arizona

While I love that Virginia has 4 distinct seasons, each one with its own vibe and feeling both outdoors and in, the dreary East Coast winter has really got me craving some warmth. Rather than focusing on its absence and the possibility of 4 more inches of snowfall, I’ll just share some pictures from my days living in Arizona. Where it is sunny and you adventure in some part of the state for more than 300 days of the year. That kind of sun exposure overwhelmed my senses and made me a little more than manic, but the pictures from my past take the chill of my bones and my heart. Enjoy a few Sonoran views with me…(featured image is a view of Watson Lake in Prescott)

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Sonoran Sunset…from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
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Sunny mood inspiring St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum. Flagstaff
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Devil’s Bridge. Sedona
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Prickly Poppy, Argemone mexicana. Agua Fria
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View of Weaver’s Needle from Peralta Canyon
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View of Oak Flat and canyon area from a nearby ridge.
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View of some river delta…from a tiny Cesna airplane on the way to Lake Havasu
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Saguaro and the Valley of the Sun, view from the Hieroglyph Trail in the Superstition Wilderness