What a perfect weekend we had exploring Arizona! Nick and I desperately needed some time away from responsibilities, as well as a break from the dreary Pacific Northwest weather, so we booked it to Phoenix and got outside! We spent several hours one morning exploring a trail in the Superstition Mountains, and I captured some of my favorite aspects of the desert with my lens!
You'll see a lot of cactus here - I am thoroughly obsessed with Saguaros in particular. Their grand height and quirky form reminds me of people! I think Pixar should make a short film about Saguaros. I also loved learning about Arizona's state tree, the Palo Verde, which means "Green Stick". You'll see its photosynthesizing green branches as you scroll below.
The red rocks of the mountains, the subtle yellow-green of the cactus and the vivid blue sky made for a gorgeous color palette and I just couldn't stop snapping away as we hiked the hilly terrain. The desert has my heart, and I can't wait to return!