Winter In Arizona – 2021-2022

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November – Arizona — April – Campbell River

Was it really 5 months ago that travel to the USA opened and we packed up and made a midnight run for the border? Well yes it was.. We showed up at midnight and after 20 minutes or so we were on our way and free to move about the country.

Abstract Palm trees created using intentional camera movement.

Not much changed since we last travelled the Interstate highways. Trucks of all sorts and colors filled with supplies. Cars, trucks, buses, RV’s busily navigating the lanes and lines. Sun. Rain. Clouds. Gas prices were a tad higher, but beer and wine were not and are still available at gas stations and drug stores. Makes us laugh everytime we see a drugstore advertising prescriptions, alcohol and cigarettes. They got you covered either way!

8 Photo’s taken at Sky Dive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona and layered together.

Arizona was still there. They survived without us. A lot of the cotton fields have a new crop. What is it? Well its not edible, and you don’t have to water it or weed it, although you do have to clean the dust off them occasionally. Solar Panels. Rows and rows of them.

Broken Leaf I found on the ground.

What was our winter like there people ask? It was sunny and dry. It was windier than usual but didn’t rain as much as last time. It seemed cooler at nights even into April when we left. Were they excited to have us back? It seemed like it. We were happy to be there for sure!

You learn to be very aware of your surroundings while in the desert.

What do I like about the States?

You can buy alcohol at the grocery store (and it’s cheap).

They sell bacon in packages that reseal ( I don’t know why that excites me so much).

An abandoned Pecan Farm near Coolidge, Arizona

What do I miss about Canada?

Yogurt, Butter, Eggs and Bread that taste like they should.

My friends.

Yuma Prison State Park, Yuma, Arizona

We’ve been home for a week. The ground is green and the ocean is blue. The air smells so fresh.

Street Scene from Tombstone, Arizona

Our two countries are different from each other, but come fall we sure hope to be back there under a warm sun!

Slow shutter speed photo of a Ferris Wheel at Casa Grande, Arizona
Decommissioned Cotton Gin at 11 Mile Corner in Casa Grande, Arizona

Arizona Feelings 2020

We are hiding out in AZ.. escaping the wet winter weather from the coast of BC.  Here’s a few photo’s from the winter.  I find that I’ve been drawn to create more black and white desaturated photo’s on this trip.  Is it because I miss the blue and greens of home?  Is it because there’s so many shades of brown down here?  Whatever the reason.. here they are!

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Rain on an Arizona sidewalk

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Yes it does rain in Arizona

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Column Cactus

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Cactus Abstract

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Palm trees reflected on the road

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Mesquite Tree

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Mesquite Tree and plowed Cotton Field

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Desert Tree

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Lots of interesting cloud shapes

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Playing with shadows

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1956 Thunderbird – Lots of car shows here in the winter

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1970’s inspired hood paint job

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Playing with Feathers

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What are you looking at?

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Joshua Tree