Tuesday, April 14, 2015

it would take a while

images from the Grand Canyon; Scottsdale and environs; Taliesin

We got home from the Southwest this past Sunday afternoon. My sister and I and our families, and sometimes my brother and his family, converge from opposite coasts to spend our kids’ spring breaks together, and we’ve gotten good at it. We always manage to strike a balance between exploring the area we’ve traveled to and having stretches of time with nothing to do but read; this trip, as we sat in the shade of the bougainvillea and late into the night accompanied by the haunting notes of the mourning dove. I could go anywhere with this group, and hope I see a lot more of the world with them.

Although eventually I expect I’d start to feel like Phil Connors in his endless repetition of a snowstorm if I lived in a place where the sun always shines, it would take a while. Probably a long while. I love the desert.


Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Happy you had a lovely vacation!

Lecia Phinney said...

thank you, Kelleyn!

Ève said...

Your photos are beautiful.
I am usually not attracted by the desert, but you could make me change my mind...
It s funny because as i read your post, i was listening to Simon and Garfunkel s "so long, Franck Lloyd Wright"!
It s also heartwarming to hear you could go anywhere with your siblings: there s hope with my tree children, arguing too often to my taste!
Thank you for these little spots of beauty.