Winter in Arizona

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Jean

My friend, Ron, of Vent hosted a Winter Photograph Share, and it gave me the opportunity to try to capture winter in the desert. I snapped photos of our firewood, Christmas decorations, my daughter rollerblading, our orange, jacaranda and palm trees. To see which photo I submitted and to view some truly amazing winter photos, please visit Ron’s blog. He will host future photo shares, and we can all participate.

I’m also trying out Jetpack Tiled Galleries. What a cool tool! It wasn’t too difficult to set up. The hardest part for me was finding the “create gallery” feature. Long story short, it will appear (add media) when you post a new blog. Here is a more detailed tutorial. I’m always looking for better ways to display photos for myself and my clients.

What does winter look like where you live?

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22 Responses to "Winter in Arizona"

  1. Jean, what a FABULOUS array of photographs depicting winter in Arizona! Beautiful shots! Reminds me of the years I spent living in Florida, with the palm trees and orange trees!

    I want you to know that many of my readers said that YOUR photograph is where they wished THEY could live during the winters months, because all of the cold and snow we’re getting here on the east coast. Your photo was so beautiful!

    Thank you for the shout out, my friend. And yes, anyone can participate.

    And thank YOU for participating!

    Have a FAB week!
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    Ron recently posted..All For A Bottle Of Wine

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Ron! These warmer climates have their own signs of winter as you well know!
    We see the snow on the news every morning lately, and feel fortunate not to have to shovel. But the extreme heat of the summer will make us want to escape!
    I had so much fun participating! Thank YOU for hosting!

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  2. That’s my kind of winter! πŸ˜‰ The HIGH in Memphis today is 13 with a wind chill of -3 (I’m refusing to think about the low tonight, haha). Normally it’s not this cold, though. Anyway, love your pictures!
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    Jean Reply:

    Brrr! Rach, that is extremely cold! Bundle up with your hubby and puppy!
    We’re at 63 degrees at 5pm tonight.

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  3. Winter in the southwest is always pretty and your photos captured it beautifully. Thanks for sharing Ron’s blog…I’m off to check it out. Hope you’re staying warm during this crazy arctic blast πŸ™‚
    Ingrid recently posted..A Woman’s Prerogative

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    Jean Reply:

    You will enjoy Ron’s blog! He is quite the character.

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  4. Oh goodness, so jealous of your weather!! We missed most of the worst part of our winter over Christmas, but came back to the last day of -40 Celsius. Not fun!
    Jayda recently posted..Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

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    Jean Reply:

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip to Mexico!

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  5. I used to like you until I saw this post. ;P -40F where I live tomorrow!!!

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    Jean Reply:

    I laughed out loud when I saw your comment!
    Stay warm. Good gawd, how do you do it?

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  6. my cousin lives in az, so i’ve been seeing pics from her all week of the gorgeous weather.
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    Jean Reply:

    You should come visit your cousin! πŸ™‚

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  7. Well, it looks like Hell that’s frozen over, that’s what it looks like here! The current temp is -11 or some other ungodly degree.

    I’ve been telling my husband for years that I REALLY wouldn’t mind decorating a cactus for Christmas when he retires.

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    Jean Reply:

    LOL, Bijoux! I’m sorry! That negative eleven does sound ungodly.
    I hope you get your retirement wish!

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  8. Winter here typically looks wet, though this has been our driest in something like 20 years. So it’s mainly just looked cloudy and gray. Boring! But it beats the winters I spent growing up in Hawaii. Christmas just didn’t feel like Christmas when Santa would show up in an outrigger canoe, wearing shorts and sunglasses.
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    Jean Reply:

    LOL, Mark! That’s quite the visual of Santa! Love it!

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  9. You know, I spent a good part of my life in hot places but I have never seen anything like this before.

    Simply, Beautiful

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Jaffer!
    By the way, I used more than 1 paper towel today. πŸ™ Tomorrow I shall use a cloth towel, and reuse it.

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  10. Hi Jean, Thanks for stopping by my blog! πŸ™‚
    What a gorgeous array of photos you have in this post!
    I would love to visit Arizona some day… πŸ™‚

    Cheers!
    Danielle

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    Jean Reply:

    Thanks, Danielle! I hope you do see AZ… the Grand Canyon state! πŸ™‚

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  11. what a gorgeous winter!
    Catherine Gacad recently posted..Being Pregnant

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    Jean Reply:

    Thank you, Catherine. It’s almost balmy today.
    Hope you and your wee one are enjoying the day. πŸ™‚ Eating for 2 = love

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