Thursday, September 9, 2010

SWF - Saguaro Run







We went to a running event at Saguaro National Park (east) early Monday morning. The weather was pleasantly cool when we first arrived, but by the time the race was over around 8:00am, it was already hot. This area received a delightful soaking rain the next day.

See more skies from around the world at Skywatch Friday here.

43 comments:

clairz said...

Beautiful cacti against beautiful skies. I wish we had saguaros here--there are actually two very large ones that I have seen in the city, but no others. Happy Skywatching!

Annie said...

I haven't seen an ocatilla in years. What a lovely memory it elicits.

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous scenery, and stunning photos of the sky too!

Tracy said...

Lovely lovely lovely! I think the cool mornings are BACK! HOORAY!

Thérèse said...

So peaceful and full of the Arizonian charm!
The rain must have brought the cool air we are having this morning!

Sylvia K said...

Love the cacti against those beautiful, colorful Arizona skies! Great captures for the day, Diane! Glad you had such good weather for the run -- at least the beginning! Your last shot of the blue skies and clouds is lovely! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Gorgeous skies over the desert. What a beautiful way to start the day. Well maybe except for the running part. ;)

Barb said...

I guess race events have to start at dawn in AZ! Lovely desert landscape shots.

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say what Barb said! How nice to see the desert awakening!

The Retired One said...

I loved all of these shots...I have never seen a desert in person...so I am planning a trip out west next year to experience and photo it...your shots are inspiration!

Silver Fox said...

Beautiful sky with saguaro!

Loree said...

What a stark, beautiful landscape.

angryparsnip said...

I love Saguaro National Park East and West...
Lovely photos as always...

cheers, parsnip

Greyscale Territory said...

A beautiful range of sky colours and textures!

rohrerbot said...

Great pics!!

EG Wow said...

The sky is lovely especially with the cacti in the foreground. Glad you got some rain!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful pics.

eden said...

Great shots.

Have a wonderful weekend.

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Life Ramblings said...

love all your skywatch photos. happy weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful early morning views of the sky with different plants.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

What a great view! Must have been nice before it got hot!

Stephanie said...

It is a really good venue to have the run! Those flat roads should be easier for the participants as compared with places that have 'uphills'. The temperature got hot at 8am? That's really fast. I hope there will be more rain for you ;-)

Pete said...

must have been awesome to run through nature like that

Ann said...

the cloud looks like following you.

Allison said...

So beautiful Diane! The sunset and grand blue sky make me feel so calm and pensive. I love that your pictures often feature great expanse where no one lives. But what I enjoyed most here is the close up of your cactus against the glowing sky. Truly lovely.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the desert sky -- and the desert against the sky. The ocotillo brings back memories. Thanks.
Kay
Alberta, Canada

Martha Z said...

Beautiful early morning shot, Diane. I hope your guys had a good run.

Misalyn said...

Stunning photos! I like those lovely cacti against the beautiful sky. I particularly like photo#1.

Have a great weekend.

Cher said...

the last three photos are my favourites! have a great weekend, Diane!

betchai said...

oh, beautiful desert landscape Diane, I have never been to Saguaro National Park, hope to hit that park sometime, maybe in spring? when the saguaro have blooms.

rainfield61 said...

Hehehe...

You came back when I was not around.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Nice shots with that cactus being very creative. BTW LOVE the photo of your grandson in the sidebar. He is adorable.

Lindy MacDuff said...

What beautiful, soft colors in your early morning sky.

EG Wow said...

Serenity! I think these desert sky photos look serene.

Luuuuuua said...

superbe fotografii,bravo

Prospero said...

Great photos, Diana. My poor saguaro grows about 1 inch a year (about 7 inches now!)

Konrad said...

Do you mind if I put a link to your blog on mine? I really enjoy it and I think some of my friends would as well. Im at www.konradjuengling.blogspot.com . Ive been interested in photography for awhile. Let me know! :)

Clif said...

Great morning sky!

kathrin said...

I love the USA and to make holydays there, your blog is realy nice. at kalosreise.blogspot.com I show some pice of our vacances at the USA, I m dreaming of the next holydays :-)))
big hugh Kathrin

Laura said...

how incredibly beautiful diane...thank you for sharing your corner of the world and the diverse beauty of the desert.

Arasu said...

Nice view points. The landscapes looks wonderful. Especially I like the first two and the last one.

Ayie said...

the fresh air and great sunrise view can motivate anybody running that morning