Come on in, the desert is waiting

Nature is my favorite place to go for hiking and spiritual recharge. I live on the east coast and love the lush green of beautiful Northern Virginia.

Recently, I was invited by the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau to visit their  beautiful city as their guest.  The first time I hiked the Southwest was in Moab, Utah in the Arches National Park  a few years back.

The terrain of the desert paradise gives me a different treat to the magnificence of mother nature.  I had a splendid time hiking up Pinnacle Peak Park nestled nearby the Four Seasons Resort, Scottsdale.  Mother nature offers us such a visual feast, and I am in awe with the powerful images and colors she gifts us in our walk every day.

Take a break and join me in these breathtaking images provided by the GPCVB .

Photos:   courtesy of GPCVB
Please note that the @visitphoenix and @fsscottsdale invited @AnnTran_ as their guests for the #PHXJourneys extravaganza.
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22 Replies to “Come on in, the desert is waiting

  1. Awesome photos! The 4th one with the sunset is my favorite, looks so nice you can make a jigsaw puzzle out of it.

  2. Thanks for posting! I grew up in Tucson, not far from Phoenix, and miss the desert every day! I’m glad you enjoyed it, and am glad you posted the pictures. They make me a little homesick, but they are beautiful!

  3. Ann I was there about the same time as you and loved the desert. The mountains were beautiful and even some of the flowers had many colors which amazed me. I love that first image it looks like Dobbins Lookout – a place we visited there with elevations of 2330 feet. My son lives there now and I’ll be back again.
    I bet you will go back again too.

  4. I love this set! the night cactus is stunning & the hot air balloon! It almost feels like I could jump into the desert!

    thank you for showing us the world!

  5. Ann I share your feelings about getting out in nature to recharge. The desert is a favorite space for me. I’ve even gone so far as to buy a house in the desert so I can get there as often as possible. There is something about life in such a desolate place that adds to our strength. Nice post.

  6. Hi Ann,

    Isn’t Arizona great?! Especially Sedona, I will most likely be visiting there this month and I can’t wait to just enjoy the beautiful energy and scenery out there. Hope all is well with you and thanks for sharing this.


  7. Inspiring post, Ann. It really makes me want to see the desert with new eyes and stay at the @FSScottsdale or @WildHorsePassAZ (both, why not?) — I’m putting in a good word with the Dragonslayer tonight!

    1. Hi Samantha,

      Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait for you to see our video : ) Coming soon!


    1. Hi Debbie,

      These beautiful photos take me back to my #PHXJourneys trip. Thank you GPCVB, @FSWashington @FSScottsdale @WildHorsePassAZ and @visitphoenix!

      Glad you enjoyed them.


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