Unnatural Beauty

El Mirage, Arizona

It warmed up to closer to normal temperatures yesterday, and Sophie and I took a couple a strolls around the RV Park.

One of the things I like about this park is that dogs are allowed almost everywhere.

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It’s quite big here. For example the pickleball courts are a mile’s bike ride from Homer. So there is lots to see while walking around.

On our walks yesterday, I saw lots of beautiful flowers.

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For those of you struggling with winter’s brutal cold, here are some pictures of what’s coming your way later in the year…

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Snapdragons, one of my favorites!

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Not only are the flowers beautiful, they smell divinely! It’s so weird to smell the alyssum knowing that it’s January…

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And one of the perks of living in Arizona is that we can walk outside our door and pick a tree ripened orange!

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For someone like me who’s never lived in a temperate climate, this feels almost unnatural.

But I’m guessing Phoenix feels even more unnatural in the middle of August.