Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mesa, Arizona

I did a quick trip to Mesa this last weekend for a funeral. My cousin who was only 75 passed on and out of this life and out of pain. Cancer is so vicious!

Fence and gate in Mesa.

 The only clouds in the sky were to the west.

 Strange trees - these don't grow in Utah.

 It was 103 degrees F. that day.
This is my first closeup flower photo that turned out good.

Linking to Good Fences.

25 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello Ruth! So sorry for the loss of your cousin. Cancer sucks! Pretty trees and flowers. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Gosia k said...

Wow nice photos trees are fantastic

Mildred said...

My sympathy in the loss of your cousin. I enjoyed your pictures very much. That last flower photo is so colorful and beautiful. Wishing you a nice day.

carol l mckenna said...

So sorry for your loss of your cousin ~ but lovely photography you managed to take while there ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Christine said...

So sorry for your loss - cancer is causing much pain to many families.
These photos are so interesting to me as they are nothing like the scenery in N. Ireland so I enjoyed them very much!

Linda said...

Hi Ruth, I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin. My heart goes out to you. Your photos are beautiful!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Sorry for the loss....but, I tend to think in a positive way instead of feeling sorry for myself...I say "No longer any pain...pain free at last". And then, try and remember the good times had together and smile.

Those flowers are called Mexican Bird of Paradise. And the trees with the green bark is a Palo Verde [translated to Green Stick]. I lived in Tucson for over a decade.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

thanks for passing by Ruth, yes there is a castle near the photo i took, it's Chepstow Castle and i will post a view of it in two weeks time.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am very sorry for your loss too. Lovely photos...especially that bright orange flower! Hugs!

Sandra said...

I love your filters are just beautiful including the flower we have those in our backyard and I can't stop taking pictures of them they're so pretty. I love that round building I love defense in fact I love everything you showed us today and thanks for the comment about me being an artist. Not quite but I do like to play

Jedidja said...

So sorry for the loss of your cousin. That must be hard. Your photos are beautiful! Neber seen such a large cactus!

Ida said...

So sorry to here of the loss of your loved one. Never easy no matter what age or how they died.
Very interesting countryside there. I liked the cacti in the one shot & the pretty flower.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm sorry for your loss... i love the views, though.

Michelle said...

So sorry for your loss.

Ashley said...

i'm so sorry for you loss. be blessed with peace and comfort <3
however, these are lovely picture!
being from oregon, i am used to chilly, cozy, rainy weather.
when i visited some friends in arizona, the weather was such a shock! and all the scenery and nature is so different as well.

be blessed!
first time visiting your blog...it was such a joy!

Denise inVA said...

I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. My sister succumbed to it several years ago. It is a terrible and cruel disease. Your photos are lovely, very uplifting.

Karen S. said...

Sorry about your loss, lovely photos of a beautiful place. I miss my trips to Arizona where my grandfather made his home.

Wayne said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin. That's an expensive looking and nice fence!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Ruth!
Beautiful are your photos.
I watch them with great pleasure.
Greetings from Poland.
Lucja

Debbie said...

so sad about your cousin, cancer is angry and painful. your images of that area area are beautiful but wow, 103, that's hot!!!

NatureFootstep said...

Arizona is special in many ways. Love your post :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

So sorry about your cousin. It is what is behind the fence that interests me. How beautiful! The tree is rather strange to me. the building does not look like one that people live in; more like a kind of sculpture. It looks like there are no actual rooms. Beautiful clean looking sky. Lovely tour!

Marleen said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cousin, Ruth.
Your photos are beautiful!

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Ruth. I'm glad you were able to go to the funeral. Arizona is like a foreign country, such a very different landscape from Wisconsin! And so interesting and beautiful in its own way.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting buildings and plants in Arizona.
why did your grandfather change his name???
MB

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