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Sunset on the patio

Sunset on the patio

This is last night’s sunset on my sisters patio. We head home this afternoon to cooler weather. Sure have enjoyed the family time.

“If someone does not smile at you be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” Dalai Lama

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Poolside

Poolside

Poolside

Anyone from Colorado uses an umbrella when it rains. But, folks down here use then when the sun is shinning. You can probably guess how the colors and patterns shouted out to me. I asked permission and walked around looking for a composition. This is what I liked the best but not the image I expected to find. Goes to show you how much I think I think I know.

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Palm Trees and Lanatana

Palm Trees

Palm Trees

“If you only photograph when you feel like it… you’ll never be totally successful as a photographer.” Freeman Patterson

Wherever I have traveled the culture, people and plants are an interesting attraction to me. I have seen amazing plants that are not indigenous to Colorado, such as these Palm Trees. Each area is like a textbook for me as I see these beautiful plants and try to find out what they are and a bit of information on them.

Lantana

Lanatana

Another plant we do not see very often in Colorado is the lantana, a perennial flowering plant in the verbena family. They are used a lot in the housing areas here due to their ability to survive in this arid and hot land. They produce these aromatic flower clusters of red, orange, yellow, or blue with these white florets. They are just beautiful.

Looks like a cold front is moving into the Phoenix area tonight as temperatures are suppose to drop down below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Coats will be coming out for the full-time residents.
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