Tag: Superstition Mountains

Autumn in Arizona

September certainly flew by! It seems like I was just writing my September goals yesterday and here it is October already. Tomorrow will be the third anniversary of our arrival in Arizona, October 3, 2009. I did not expect it would turn out to be this long of a stay. And it would seem pretty evident that the end is not in sight. Ah well. Contentment, right?

The Monsoons season is officially done as of September 30th, although realistically it ended right after Labor Day. We had a day of rain that Tuesday and then only one day last week of intermittent showers. It is pretty amazing how clear the sky is once the monsoons end.

I took this picture at the rest area on I-10 just south of Phoenix, looking east towards the Superstition Mountains. You can see for miles and miles!

And Sunday night I took this picture of the sunset:

So pretty!

Paint the World Gold – 365 – 115

We spent Friday in Phoenix, touring the ASU Polytechnic Campus.

Palo Verde in bloom

It was a beautiful campus, made doubly so by the fact that the Palo Verde trees are in full bloom.

palo verde blossoms

Everywhere you walk, you crush yellow blossoms that have fallen from the trees.

palo verde

Taken from the third floor of one of the classroom buildings, looking down on a palo verde tree. You can see their golden blossoms covering the sidewalks in the upper left.

Superstition Mountains

Looking down on the Student Union from the third floor of one of the classroom buildings out towards the Superstition Mountains to the east of Phoenix.

Superstition Mountains

Same vantage point, just zooming in a bit.


More gold, but definitely not palo verde blossoms!