Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Reflections

This post is for Weekend Reflections hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo, a fun photo meme where you can view all kinds of reflection images or share your own.




These puddle reflections are from last weekend. Puddles and snow are rarely seen here. The short winter in this little corner of the Sonoran Desert is coming to an end. Spring begins in February.

Spring: February through March
Fore-summer: April through June
Summer Monsoon: July through Mid-September
After-summer: Late September through October
Fall: November through Mid-December
Winter: Late December through January

Above are the six seasons for this area according to David Wentworth Lazaroff's Sabino Canyon: The Life of a Southwestern Oasis.

43 comments:

Naqvee said...

I loved your today's fotografz, they are so serene ! thank you
love Naqvee

Regina said...

Awesome reflections!
Only in this place where you can find
this beautiful cactus.
Enjoy the weekend.

Coffeedoff said...

Great reflections

Nefertiti said...

superbe,bravo !

Bonjour Luxembourg said...

This landscape is so different!
I liked a lot the second shot, it's awesome!
Happy weekend reflections
Léia :)

Rebecca said...

Streams and mountains and cacti...you've got it all! Even monsoons? Wow.

James said...

What a beautiful place. Excellent shots!

Carolyn Ford said...

...and, let's hope the recent rains bring beautiful desert wild flowers in March! Gorgeous reflections!

Prospero said...

Two very pleasing shots, Diane.

Riet said...

Beautiful shots and reflections

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous photos, Diane. The first one has the reflections of clouds and mountain top..which is awesome..

betchai said...

wonderful photos Dianne. puddles and snow are rare here too, maybe not so much in the mountain side.

Crafty Green Poet said...

two very beautiful photos, I love the contrast of cacti and snowy mountains

Pat said...

Love these photos, especially the second one! I had the same idea - we're staying in Mesa for the winter and got all that rain, too! I thought it would be funny to get a photo of a saguaro reflected in a puddle since it is so RARE to have puddles in AZ! LOL!

cieldequimper said...

Glad you got to show us such beauties of winter!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Great definition of the seasons here in AZ. I am going to have to save this! The second photo shows all terrains of AZ, doesn't it! Thank you for sharing your 'finds'.

DoanLegacy said...

These are beautiful photos of reflections. It just takes a little water to show beautiful things around it!

awarewriter said...

I was tempted to choose the first one of these superb photos as my favorite, but I declare a tie!

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely pics Diane. Love the snow... what a constrast to the cactus in front.
Have a nice weekend.

rainfield61 said...

I like the informatiion provided at the end of the post.

Over here at my place, Summer: January through December.

Self Sagacity said...

Beautiful reflections. Nice to get a schedule of Arizona weather too. Thank you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi There, Just dropping by to say HI. We have snow-snow-snow today/tonight.. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it... Can you just imagine how excited I am????

Great reflection pictures--especially the 2nd one, Diane..
Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Great photos, I love the cactus reflection. Wonderful captures!

Woody said...

I'm all over this Spring in February concept! I love how the cacti just poke up out of the landscape.

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful reflections. The landscape is so rugged, but serene and peaceful too. I love seeing your desert photos. Kathy

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R.Ramakrishnan said...

Nice pics, specially the puddle reflections.

Hilda said...

Quite unusual for me to see a cactus and snowy mountains in the same photo, but so beautiful!

Have a happy weekend!

wenn said...

just beautiful!

Dianne said...

beautiful!

Serendipity said...

Wow, it's even raining in the desert! I love the reflection of the cactus in the puddle :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love that second shot Diane. besides the snow on the mountains, it does not look like winter there. I am sure it must be cold at night on those open plains.

Ebie said...

Yeah, my lappy is fixed and I could visit your scenic views. Both shots are great but I love the second one.

Tom Bailey said...

I feel like learned some new things by reading this that I would never have known otherwise. I really enjoy seeing pictures like this.

Thanks for sharing and I hope your next season brings more amazing photos to share.

Tom Bailey

Stine in Ontario said...

Beautiful reflections. Spring starts for you tomorrow. How neat is that!

April said...

Hi Diane,
I liked your comment on www.jungleoflife.com, which led me to your blog. Beautiful photos of the snow-covered Catalinas brought back floods of lovely memories from my teenage years in Tucson. Lucky you to appreciate such beauty in your backyard! And thanks for sharing it!

Anya said...

Wonderful reflections
almost post cards :-)

Tes said...

You captured the reflections beautifully, Diane! The reflections are so clear. Oh, I can't wait for spring! :) Interesting seasons. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,lovely and fantastic Shots !!

happilyretired said...

Such unexpected reflections of these desert views ... wonderful captures! Hard to choose a favorite. Looking at your beautiful images reminds me how much my brother loved living in the desert!
Hugs and blessings,

jeannette stgermain said...

Can imagine that puddles are even less common where you live than in here in CA! The reflection of the cacti is special. An anomaly!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Diane, these are magnificent! I know Arizona is where I am supposed to be. =)

Anonymous said...

:)