Tag: Arizona

Cloudburst

Leaving work today, I caught the following cloud images with rain showers visible just below the clouds. What was interesting was how clear the sky was in the immediate surrounding area.

After I got home, I saved a Wunderground.com image of the NEXRAD Local Radar at the time I took the photo. You can see the red radar echo of the cloud formation I captured in the photograph just below where it says “Phoenix” on the map.

Hiking the Wind Cave trail.

This was my first visit to Usery Pass at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, Arizona. It was definitely one of the more scenic hikes I’ve taken in the Phoenix area. If you haven’t been to Arizona, you might be like a lot of people and think the desert is just rocks and cacti. Well, everywhere you look right now, there are colors and flowers blooming.

The following pictures were taken while hiking along the Wind Cave trail:

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After the hike, I saw a couple of people looking at something on the side of the road near the trail head. What they were looking at was this turtle, about the size of a basketball, taking a Sunday morning stroll. I pulled over to take a few pictures.

I’ve lived in Arizona for almost 18 years and this is my first time seeing a turtle in it’s natural environment.

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Great weather, great friends.

March is Spring Training time in Arizona. You can’t beat the weather on days like this when it’s sunny and in the mid 70’s.

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Me and two buddies, Chris and Brandon, went to see the Anaheim Angels vs the Texas Rangers on Sunday, March 9th here at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Don’t let Chris fool you – he’s having a good time. And Brandon, he’s always happy!

Spring Training, Tempe Diablo Stadium

By the way, if you want to check out a cool up-and-coming local band, check out Brandon’s band, “A Vacant Night Sky“.