Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Sunrise, Sunset..

The theme for this week's "Thematic Photographic" is just what the title says.

As some of you know, we are on spring break right now, and for the first time in several years, I'm actually out of town on vacation*. I came down to Phoenix to visit some friends that used to live in my neighborhood. They actually live in Chandler, which is a suburb of Phoenix, and right on the boarder of the Gila River Indian Community,which means that the only development on the other side of their property wall is the Gila River Casino. Without the city lights, you can see the stars quite well at night, and since most of the land south of them is undeveloped, there is often a nice breeze coming through their yard, and a lot of birds flying around. Yeah, they get e occasional wind storm during the monsoon season (late summer, early fall) but right now it's perfect.

Anyway, the weather here is beautiful, beginning of. ay and the afternoon highs are right around 85F. I took this picture at sunset while sitting on their back patio. I really liked the way the light was hitting the palm trees, and then realized it would be perfect for this week's theme.


*P.S. - I know I don't usually post when I'm on vacation, because of people who might take advantage of my house being vacant, but since I now have a roommate, those of you reading this that may be so inclined should be aware that the house is not vacant. Sorry to ruin your fun.


Alexia said...

That's a great sunset shot. Enjoy your vacation!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The desert provides awesome photo opportunities.

Have a great vacation!

Gilly said...

Lovely! Looks a good place for a vacation.

Bob Scotney said...

A lovely shot in an ideal spot for a vacation,

Lisa Shafer said...

Indeed. I agree that the light is just perfect there. Glad to know you're having a good time. :D