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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Carefree, Arizona

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As night falls in the desert I'm reminded how small we are compared to the vastness and beauty of nature. The sun is warm, well hot really during the day; but as night comes knocking in the desert all that changes. This fading of the sun in Carefree Arizona was breathtaking. We watched as the shadows grew and the sky and all around changed colors. The process really only took a few minutes; and then it was cold. Time to go. We enjoyed a drink while we watched natures spectacle take over. Colors beyond what an artist can capture on canvas, and beyond what the eye of the camera can hold for you as well.

Carefree is a small quaint little town north of Scotsdale Arizona. We took a drive there to see an empty plot of land (friends may build there after retirement). Gordon Lightfoot sang about The Carefree Highway after being in the area. It's a young town, an upscale town conceived not long ago reallty-just back in the 1950's. Street names give you a feel for the area, Tranquil Trail, Stagecoach, Easy Street, Long Riffle. The town motto is "Home of Cowboys and Caviar". I've only tasted Caviar once...fish eggs....then again I don't like cooked fish; soooooooooooo.
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30 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures! The pink is beautiful :) Musta been a fantastic sight live.

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  2. I love sunset pics. Wish I was there right now. Carefree is the best way to be. Sounds like a beautiful place for retirement - may need to add to my list.

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  3. sorry i just got around to reading your comment.. and i don't know of another way to respond to you other than leaving a comment lol..

    to answer your questions, yes I am employed I graduated a year early from high school, and went to paul mitchell the school and now work full time as a hairstylist. I'm paying for my road trip and I pay insurance and for the gas in my car. Your daughter sounds wonderful but also had a mom who supported her going to school far away and letting her have two jobs. my mother is a bit different than that... and believe me I would love to live on my own, but every time the subject gets brought up it ends up in my mother crying, pleaded "why do you want to leave"...

    I know you weren't necc. trying to pick on me, and i know the way i wrote didn't really give any insight into my situation.

    all i can say i guess is thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, and have a nice day.

    - Amanda

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  4. wow!! beautiful picture ! i love all picture thanks for sharing

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  5. Beautiful pictures! I remember visiting northern Arizona and the Grand Canyon earlier this year. So hot, but beautiful! I loved it.

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  6. Beautiful images as always! Thanks for sharing them!

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  7. What breath taking photos with such great and special lightening. You've captured the atmosphere you describe so well - thanks for sharing!

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  8. awesome pictures... i love sunset!

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  9. This is a great travel blog you have here. I'm a first-time visitor, but I'm very impressed. I have a travel blog myself which I hope to be a top resource for those looking for information and experiences on popular vacation destinations.

    I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around. Please let me know if this is possible.

    Jason
    ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

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  10. Pix are so good, but 1st and 2nd are my best because of the lighting and combination of colours.

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  11. Oh yeah, I fully agree with what the others have said. Those are some awesome pics!

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  12. Photos are absolutly breathtaking. Talk about art...this is Mother Nature's artwork at her finest!

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  13. The sunset shot is beautiful. nice shot

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  14. All you have captured are so fascinating!
    Travel and photography always go together. ;)

    I haven't been to a desert yet. It might be so calm and silent. A perfect place to have a peace of mind. Am I right? :)

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  15. This place seems nice but I'm not sure if it is worth living after retirement. Anyway it does look peaceful.

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  16. Amazing pictures. I've been to Arizona once and only for a short time (a couple hours). The landscape was beautiful as we came off the water. Definitely a place I would consider retiring to...but that's a ways off:)

    Hope your Thanksgiving was memorable.

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  17. "I'm reminded how small we are compared to the vastness and beauty of nature."

    I agree with you. I admire people who still appreciates nature. I think that we should always be reminded that nature is God's creation and appreciating it goes hand in hand with taking care of it. Thanks for this very nice post.

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  18. Awww your photos are amazing. I don't think I'll ever taste caviar all my life, it's too expensive.*grins* I love fish!

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  19. The pictures are all lovely! I like the reddish-orange color reflection of the sun. It's actually an unusual stuff for me.

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  20. Great photos! What sort of a camera did you capture them with?

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  21. Fantastic photographs. And your writing really captures the scene.

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  22. Beautiful photos Sandy I love Arizona and would like to return there one day. I also love New Mexico and could kick myself for not having a camera when I visited those 2 areas. Of course I still have the images in my mind, but I can't very well take them out and look at them.

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  23. what a lovely name for a town. it fits really well. the scenery is just stunning. i bet it was perfect taking it all in with your drink in hand.

    Tina from
    Gossip Avenue
    Travel Shack
    Mummy Diaries
    Game FreakZ

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  24. Never seen this type of natural beauty in my whole life.The photo of nature taken in Carefree is so beautiful that i think of going to this place the coming year in February.Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Its the nature gifted to desert that in the day light it is warm like the hell but when the night fall its too cold all around. I love desert because of it silence. We have the desert at the border of our country and some times I get the chance to go their since I have some relations there. I always love the silence and mystery of desert. I love the night fall of the desert. You said it well that we are missing the beauty of the nature which is spread all around by God.

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  26. While in Arizona my family and I were able to enjoy various day trips that took us throughout Phoenix and its surrounding areas. We enjoyed the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Gardens, a wonderful water park, and an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. Finally, we booked an awesome Gold Mine Tour through Rackensack Canyon Tours. I cannot recommend this tour enough! It was one of our highlights while vacationing in Arizona. The tour was fantastic, from start to finish. Our guide was great and this tour should not be missed if you are vacationing in Arizona.

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  27. Foraje, I see we've done many of the same things there in the area. Beautiful country for sure.

    Did you see my other posts on the area?

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  28. These pics are really looking awesome. I really like all these pics. But the pic i like most is the 3rd. Its really very beautiful. I have saved all these pics in my favorites. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful collection of pics.

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  29. These are awesome. I like your blog. Your collection is very beautiful specially the sunset pic is looking absolutely awesome. Thanks for sharing such a great collection of pics.

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