Monday, August 15, 2011

parley view parsnip....

parley view parsnip.... by angryparsnip
parley view parsnip...., a photo by angryparsnip on Flickr.

My Monday post about what is going on around my home...

This post is for Kirk, who mentioned in a comment, he didn't know that
Arizona could be so green.

I have mentioned may times how green the Sonoran Desert is.
Maybe not the lush green of where many of you live but for a desert
this is a very green one.
Thanks to my favorite tree the Palo Verde, plus the Mesquite,
Ironwood, Arizona Cypress, Arroyo Willow, Arizona White Oak, Sycamore,
Mountain Laurel and in the higher elevations all the Pines, Spruces
and Oaks, add in all the cactus and sage we are not so windswept arid.

Were I live in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains the houses were
built with minimum tree removable, they are hidden among the trees. No
one fences in all their property so we have a very rural feel to this
whole area. Plus no sidewalks and street lamps.
I am so lucky to be able to live in this most beautiful place!

On 5 August I wrote about my new outdoor shower that faces South,
here is the view when you turn around and face North.
Not all of Arizona is so green but even in the more arid areas, with
all our native plants they are amazingly green and not quite the Sahara.

leafy. . . parsnip
music. . . Open Your Eyes, Snow Patrol


  1. I came to Arizona once on a holiday through the Canyonlands and I remember parts of it as being very brown and desert-like and other parts as being wooded and very green. The weather was lovely while we were there and we loved it. How do those square doggies cope with the hot weather?

  2. That looks just the right sort of green to me, lovely.

  3. Actually, the Sonoran Desert green looks pretty lush to me.

  4. I wonder what he would think of Sedona and our forests up in Flagstaff and the Payson, Pine areas? I swear the only thing we are missing is the ocean - and even that is only 6 hours away. Great shot! That shower must be just the very best way to start a day :)

  5. Where are my climbing boots? I have an urge to climb them thar hills.

  6. What a beautiful place to live, Parsnip! My soul would be happy every day there with that view.

  7. That's an absolutely gorgeous spot.

  8. Yes, different than our desert here where I live in California.