Sunday, September 5, 2010

life in scottsdale: a rainbow greeted my arrival!

this was the view from my apartment a day or two after i arrived. the local monsoon season was weak this year (it usually rains a LOT in late summer) but i saw a few nice thunderstorms.

i am close enough to these mountains that i can SEE that the air is clearer here than in phoenix proper, where one cannot see an object a mile away without noticing the haze.

it is still WAY too hot to hike in these hills, but a month or so from now the temps will settle down to allow my hiking and biking. until then, i am glad as heck that i chose an apartment complex with a nice pool...