Monday, April 6, 2020

A Virtual Arizona Visit

By Kristy McCaffrey

We're going through a tough time worldwide. I'm fortunate to live in the beautiful state of Arizona, so let's relax our minds, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the scenery.

View of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim
My daughter Hannah atop Black Mountain.
Behind her is the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

My dad on a hike to The Wave, a sandstone formation located along the Arizona/Utah border.

The Wave.
Downtown Flagstaff in Northern Arizona.
Desert storm near our house in Phoenix.
Lake Powell.
This photo was taken by my daughter Hannah at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Tourists like to feed the squirrels, so they're a little chubby.
The serenity of the Sonoran Desert.

Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

"Wild Geese" by poet Mary Oliver

All photos by Kristy McCaffrey (unless otherwise stated)

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Julie Lence said...

You truly live in a beautiful state, Kristy. Love the photo of the rain over the canyon. Thank you for sharing.

Kristy McCaffrey said...

I'm very blessed and don't take it for granted. Please take care.

GiniRifkin said...

Beautiful photographs. I've visited Arizona and Utah a few times and this brought back great memories.

Patti Sherry-Crews said...

I enjoyed visiting these images. I've been thinking about trips west and how much I want to get out that way again. Arizona is one of my favorites.

Zina Abbott Author said...

Love the photos. That one of the storm in the desert needs to be a background for a novel cover. Thanks for sharing.

Kristine Raymond said...

Gorgeous pics!

Kristy McCaffrey said...

Dear Gini, Patti, Zina and Kristine -
Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Be well.