As usual, when I see something I want to photograph I kind of forget about where I am and if I’m supposed to be where I’m photographing. I’d only been told once to get out of a place where I was trying to get a macro shot of a cactus flower (I was standing on a drainage cover and wasn’t even touching any of the plants, geeze!) so when we were here I was “reminded” by DH to not go wandering off too far because I was inching closer to the private residence area that was next to where we had stopped for ice cream at an outdoor mall. Ok, so I had walked up the path which led to their gated community but I wasn’t trespassing. I was admiring the view from up there 🙂
The area was a suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona but I cannot recall the exact name. It was amazing to see all of the desert with the blooming cactus, quail families running around, and homes built into the sides of the mountains. This beauty has her nails (spines) and her petals color coordinated. Look but don’t touch! Hopefully this Throwback Thursday image will turn into a current image soon if we get our plans together to return to Arizona or Utah for something new… or maybe both!
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