Earlier this week I was loving springtime in the Pacific Northwest. I went for a walk at Coulon Park and enjoyed brilliant blues skies, happy birds, and a joyful turtle!
And I thought to myself, ‘there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than here, right now, in the Great Northwest.’
When I woke to rain and wind and gray and said to myself, ‘take me someplace where it’s hot and dry!”
Call me fickle, but today I’d rather be in …
As that’s as close as I’ll get for now.
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Nothing fickle about anyone rather being in a warm climate after the winter we’ve had, Susanne! Spring has sprung in Washington and that brings rain and some cold weather still…oh well! We expect to be in Arizona the first week in April! Gorgeous shots of both climate zones!
Lucky you! I wished I’d planned a trip to Arizona this spring! Nothing like that desert heat to warm your bones! Enjoy! 🙂
Yes, escape the rain for the desert! I loved Arizona, even when it was 117 degrees!
That dry heat is so wonderful! Well, maybe not in the middle of summer, but the rest of the year, for sure! I need to remember to book a trip next spring, if not sooner!
I totally understand. Toward the end of my time in Washington, I began to appreciate why snowbirds head south for the winter!
Exactly! I’m a born and raised local but by February and March, I need to head south
I would take Arizona over rain and gloom. Maybe not in high summer though, as I’m sure it would be too hot for someone from England. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. It’s a perfect escape from the the cold and rain of the NW. Nothing like that dry desert heat, though best avoided in the summer.
Who wouldn’t want to be somewhere as stunning as Arizona when it’s grey and rainy at home?! I know I would 😀 I love your opening shot in particular!
Thanks so much! By February and March I get tired of the rain, and Arizona is the perfect escape! Maybe next year!
Florida is my happy place (but only because my sister is there) otherwise I’d just tough it out until spring comes to the frozen north!
Makes sense to me! Wherever you are when it gets unbearable, head south! 😎
Great photos! I’ve only been to Arizona a couple of times, but I liked it. 😀
It’s a great place to visit when you want to escape the cold and rain!
That’s for sure!
Four words: dust storms, valley fever. The second pair often travel with the dust storms. Even in midwinter. Four more words: Extreme. Cost. Of. Living. The PNW is expensive. Pales in comparison with AZ. My ‘steps’ tried it for one winter. Moved right back home to Bainbridge Is.! PS those photos are great and you might consider submitting some/all to the Arizona Highways magazine.
It’s a great place to visit to escape the cold and rainy days of the NW. So much natural beauty and so different from here. But I wouldn’t want to live there. ☺
I love all of these and know what you mean. As a fellow PNWerner, I feel ya! I love the little turtle and the quail.
Yes, we know whereof we speak! Love the Northwest but also love escaping occasionally to hot and dry climes.