Saturday, February 9, 2013

☀Sunlit Sunday: Season 2, Week #6

These photos, by the way, are not of landscapes to be found near My Little Home and Garden, currently under a thick blanket of fresh snow, as my shovel can attest to this weekend.

Some of you already know that I made my first trip to Arizona recently, returning this past Wednesday night.

I found plenty of beauty in the desert and the mountains. These cacti are reaching their arms to the warm sun. One could argue that I did the same.

 Before leaving the state, someone asked me if I'd like to return.


Of course, a bright, sunny, snowy winter day has its own charm, especially after hiring a young man to do a third round of shoveling!


  1. Great photos of Arizona Karen, but I really like your snowy back garden knowing that it will soon be green and full of flowers. :)

  2. I think I like both places - each has its own charm. Great photos.

  3. Karen, I enjoyed seeing your photos of the AZ desert, as well as your own yard. Each has its own special type of beauty!

  4. Each place has it's own beauty, Karen. But I think I like your place best!

  5. It's nice you could experience a bit of both worlds but being a Canadian at heart, you'd miss the snow...wouldn't you? :-)

  6. Every place has it's own beauty and appeal, doesn't it? The desert is a place I do not know well, yet life flourishes there. Wonderful photos. Glad you are home and cozy - the snow will soon be gone.

  7. I would love to visit Arizona. Our daughter and family have been thee several time. Love your photos. I like the Arizona weather better but that photo of back home is well done. I believe it is my favorite. Blessings for the coming week.

  8. Hi Karen, It sounds like you had a great time. I'm happy for you. Its nice to take a break and see some new sights. Arizona offers a wealth of beauty. -Nadia

  9. Hi Karen
    joining you for the first time this week, I found you on Lorrie's blog!
    What a contrast between hot & sunny Arizona and your own snowy garden, great shots.
    Hope you'll have a chance to pop over to Normandy Life and see our stunning sunrise.
    bon dimanche

  10. Hi Karen

    I eventually linked up (!!)
    I always have the best of intentions but then....

    Hope the weather isn't too cold for you.

    Thanks for hosting

    x Fiona

  11. Arizona is the hottest place I've ever been to.
    Your photos are magnificent. I love the contrast of the two climates, and I especially love the cacti.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I bet you really enjoyed Arizona -- the beautiful skies and very different climate! Lovely shots. Happy Sunlit Sunday and thanks for hosting!

  13. Those are beautiful pictures from Arizona. I hope to get back out West again. It's sooo different than it is here!
    I can't keep track of the snow falls we've had but at least with the sun out it makes it more tolerable! I think we've had a record amount of sun this winter...and I love it!
    Thanks for hosting again!

  14. Love your photos - sure makes me wish I wasn't here in Ontario - oh well! A few weeks and I will be in Florida! Thanks for hosting!

  15. I think that winter time would be the best time to visit Arizona for me. Lovely photos. I'm glad you got a good dose of sunshine! Time will tell if I pull together a post for Sunlit Sunday. Have a great week!

  16. These photos are wonderful and now I have it straight - not where you live but where you visited!

  17. Beautiful sunlit photos ! Happy Year of the Snake, may it bring lots of sunlit Sundays and happiness :-)

  18. I´ve been to Arizona once. It was dry and windy when I was there but so beautiful. :) Love your shots.

  19. That would be quite a change in scenery and temperature for you ... arriving home just before the storm. I'm sure you enjoyed your vacation.

  20. Travel east
    Travel west
    After all
    Home is best!

    (But love the Arizona beauty too. Did you visit Taliesin West?)

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  21. Oh, how I would love to be in Arizona right now! Looks like you had a wonderful trip.

  22. Great pictures Karen!You realy had a wonderful time in Arizona!I like your snowy garden!!
    Hope you have a lovely week!

  23. Thanks for hosting... Just finished my post and I have to head for work shortly. Will be back to take a look at others post.. Arizona would be perfect right now.. we are having a rain/sleet/snow storm depending on the minute you look out.

  24. Love the contrast of both places. Every place has its' own beauty.

  25. hello karen,
    each place has it's own beauty.but my favourite is your place!!!
    have a nice week,

  26. Good Evening Karen, Arizona looks like a fascinating place......rugged and barren, but quite beautiful.
    It is lovely to see such beautiful blue skies.
    I hope the snow eases for you.
    Have a lovely week.
    Best Wishes

  27. Your Arizona trip sounds lovely, and what blue skies! Loved your snowy home picture too! Keep cosy, Karen :)
    Helen x

  28. What a change of scenery Karen ! The cacti are amazing, they're like the one's we saw when we were young and watching "Road Runner" on Tv ! :) I'm sure it must have been a memorable trip. I like the arbour in your yard !



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