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What does home mean to me?

I did not do to well with the WP Blogging 101 course but with this new course, WP Photo 101 I think I will do really well.  My only issue is the daily posting.  I hope I can deliver.

For our first assignment we need to show what home is or means to us.  This was a bit difficult at first but after some thought the place that I feel most at home (besides mom’s house) is Arizona.

There is sun, sun and more sun with lots of heat.  I am longing for some heat right about now. The desert was very calming and relaxing to me.  It gave me a sense of peace which was so desperately needed.

I can’t wait for the time that I can move back or at least go for a long visit.

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Prior to moving to Arizona I mainly wanted to go just because of the weather.  After I went there for a vacation and to visit family I fell in love with the desert.  Who would have ever thought that the desert could be beautiful?!

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Throw Back Thursday

When I lived in Arizona I visited the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix to view the Butterfly House.  There were quite a few varieties just politely flying around or blending in with the surrounding plants.

For the people who were wearing light-colored clothing the butterflies would land on them.  It seemed that they loved the brightness.

We were told by the staff that we could lore butterflies were ever we wanted by leaving trays of sugar-water and fruit laying out and they will be sure to come.

Here are just a few pictures of my visit in April of 2010.

 

Do you spot the butterfly that is blending in with the scenery?  

Click the links above to learn more about butterflies.

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WP Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This weeks WP Photo Challenge is Dreamy.

At one time I lived in Arizona and this was a wonderful time.  Due to several factors I moved back to New Jersey.  I still dream of moving back there on day.  In my dream I would have a home here in New Jersey for the summers and spend my winters in AZ being a “Snow bird”.

On Saturdays I would sometimes drive up 17 and turn off at any exit and take pictures.  I could sit there for hours and just enjoy the peacefulness of the area.  I could sure use this now.

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Red Rocks of Sedona

 

Sedona

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Oak Creek Canyon?

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Oak Creek Canyon?

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Sunset view over Phoenix

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Sunset view over Phoenix

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Sunset view over Phoenix

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

I am Jersey born and raise but for a couple of years I lived in Peoria Arizona.  In my perfect world I would have a home in New Jersey and Arizona.  That would make me a very happy person.   At times I would long for Arizona and those feelings were triggered today when I reviewed a fellow bloggers post, iRiPhotography. This picture inspired me to pull up some of my desert picks.  

Prior to moving to Arizona I never though that I would find the desert calming but it did just that, calmed me on those bad days.  I would just get in my Saturn and drive up route 17 and just get off a random exit to see what was there and I was always able to find a view that I liked. 

Thanks Joseph for the walk down memory lane!

 

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