i cant imagine growing up with rocks for a front yard. what do you play on?!
I grew up with rocks for a front yard because I live in New Mexico. (Therefore, you play on the rocks, duh!) I also live on a hill, so I would explore around and try not to fall on cactuses. I used to get really excited whenever I saw a lawn as a kid. Everything you pictured looks totally familiar to me (albeit a little greener! :P) Enjoy the desert! I'll be hitting California in a few days.
All the times I've been to Arizona and New Mexico, that's been one of my favorite things. Rock front lawns are so much better for the environment than trying to force a bunch of grass to grow. Albeit, I did love having a grassy lawn as a kid.
Hey, hey! Welcome to Arizona. I'm just 2 hours north in Phoenix!
Wow - looks really interesting. Hope the weekend is stunning.Hugz
Tucson is the city we lived in before we moved to TX and I miss it dearly! Check out the Tucson Botanical Gardens if you get a chance (I lived just a mile down Alvernon). I am SO jealous you're there right now!
I love the southwest. There is something about the starkness of the landscape that is beautiful. The cactus and other succulents are beautiful to me. It looks like you have a couple of happy dogs right beside you.
Beautiful pics- what a sweet, smiley trio in the last pic! :) My man was recently in Tucson, it looks like a beautiful place!
I forgot you were off to my second-favorite state! Exciting. Love the pics.
It's true! No one has lawns in AZ. My grandpa lives in AZ, and it's all rocks.My boyfriend just dropped a bomb on me: he says he wants to have a rock yard...which is...depressing. I just might have to do some guerrilla gardening.
oh, so beautiful! but for me the last shot rocks!give doggies my hugs!
I lived in Phoenix for two years and could never get used to the yards. But if you have the chance I really recommend going to Sedona. It's incredibly gorgeous and a photographer's dream. ENjoy your trip!
Hope you have enjoyed every minute of your trip!
Great pictures, thanks for sharing.I have never been to Arizona, I want to go now :)
hope you are having funhave only been to airport in arizona, but have a chance to go to with husband in may. hoping it all works outbrett
Yay, doggies!! Looks like you're happy. I'll be there next week. I'm ready for some baseball. You going to any games?xo,Tracy
Beautiful photos - I love that you're sharing your trip with your readers. Love the doggies, too :)No lawn here, but I have a container garden to putter around in. I have an, er, soft spot for rocks :) I use rocks from my daughter's childhood rock collection to decorate some of the plants.
Tucson is so beautiful. I'd love to go back. Love the doggies! :)
I hope you are having fun. The rock lawns threw me when I saw them, too. But so did the cinder block fences/walls. I hope you are having fun and eating lots of Mexican food! Love the pic of you and the dogs.
Wow, I've never been to Arizona, but it looks interesting. Such a different landscape.
Great photos - love the last one!Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com
even though it is alien to what we know here in the northeast, there is something so starkly beautiful about the desert.Some of the saguaros are quite.. um, suggestive.. aren't they? :)
Yes, they certainly are. And I didn't post the worst ones!
Oh, my!! Those are breathtaking! We do have a lawn. My dream is to someday live by the mountains so I can have views like that, except with grass. But it's easy to see the appeal of Arizona. My favorite of the pics, though, is you with the dogs!!
I love Arizona. The landscape is so different from my own in Chicago, it's like going to another planet. But it's so beautiful, too, in a way I never expect.
My grandparents were in the Florida Keys ... the front yards down there are also stones, so I don't find it strange at all. Beautiful picture of you!