Beautiful World // Arizona Skies

Has anyone invented a job where you get paid to take pretty pictures of the sky all day long?  Because I’m pretty sure I could do that job – I love how the sky constantly changes and the crazy shapes that clouds make and how the early morning and early evening splash all sorts of colors around.

Seems like since I’ve moved out west, the sunsets have become even more spectacular and no where is that more true than Arizona.

I mean seriously, those colors?! Or this one, which my husband says is the most “Arizona” of all of them, but I’m pretty sure he’s talking about the colors and not the palm trees.  If it was a saguaro instead, I’d be selling postcards.

I learned on this last trip that Saguaros don’t even start to grow arms until they are 50-70 years old and that if they have more than five arms, chances are they are over 200 years old!  If that’s accurate, this cactus is perfectly ancient.

I must add this disclaimer:  Although I think these sunsets are absolutely beautiful, someone thinks I can do better.  Cory is very proud of his state’s claim-to-fame and says that I HAVE to do an update post when I can get the whole shebang (something along the lines of color, re: photo three + skyline, re: photo one) so I’m sure this isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of the Arizona skies.

  • Adventure Travel EditorApril 30, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Very nice! Arizona and New Mexico are pretty close to the top of my list for the states with the best sunsets in the US. Hawaii is impressive, but nothing beats a desert sunset.ReplyCancel

  • itchierfeetMay 1, 2012 - 12:46 am

    I visited a friend in Arizona many years ago now, and one of the most vivid memories I have of the place are the sunsets, such glorious and bold sunsets. Lovely images, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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  • The SugarlumpMay 1, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Arizona is so dreamy (except when it’s 120 degrees!).ReplyCancel

  • RobinMay 1, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    Beautiful sky pictures. I miss all the beautiful oranges & pinks of the sunsets. I lived in Peoria for a couple of years and now back in NJ. We rarely have get to see those colors in NJ skiesReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzMay 1, 2012 - 9:19 pm

      it’s true, I used to live in the Midwest, but I don’t think I saw a real sunset until I moved out West 🙂 Thanks!ReplyCancel