Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring on the other side of town

Spring is blooming across town. An afternoon spent at my mother's house 50 miles west of our house shows different but equal desert spring beauty.
I am amazed at the difference in our geography, our deserts.
That is Phoenix way down the road.

11 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Amazing! That almost looks like my side of town except here the blue lupine are done blooming.

Re your question: I just have a point and shoot so I can't add any filters or lenses. I used -2/3 exposure compensation while taking the pictures and then corrected the contrast in photoshop.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! It's beautiful ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

five miles and a 1000 feet lower in altitude the world is in bloom, not here, yet though... I'm waiting.

Barb said...

Hi Brenda, It is the same here in CO - 5 miles makes a huge difference in ecosystems. Now just keep everything in bloom until I get there next Tues!

altadenahiker said...

You bring a delicacy, a light touch, to our view of desert scenes.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Lovely, I so enjoy your photos, so different than the landscape here in Maine. By the way it is snowing!

Naturedigital said...

Spring is everywhere..
Great photographs Brenda.
Have a nice weekend.
Costas

Ellen said...

Love your photos, Brenda. I'm so glad I found you. We currently live in Missouri (transplants from California) but miss the warmth! Planning to move to Arizona as soon as we sell the house. So - you can see why I'm loving your blog. Thanks so much.

Sam said...

Have you seen the ocotillo's are starting to bloom?

Sam

BANJO52 said...

I think I really do see a difference. I've heard people say the variety in ARizona is a reason to choose it over other warm places--e.g., Tucson and Phoenix are very different, I hear--and certainly Flagstaff and the north.

Tash said...

The desert in bloom is so awesome! Love all the photos from big views to closeups.