Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 DAYS OF FALL: In the Desert


The weather is finally starting to cool down a bit here in Arizona. That means this family has survived their first full summer in the desert. This is pretty impressive even by Arizona native standards!

In fact, this past August I celebrated 10 years of living in Phoenix...crazy, I know! And until this past summer, I have never been here for the summer. I have traveled Every. Single. Summer.
It's safe to say that I am getting pretty "homesick" for the East Coast of Canada right now....I can smell the crisp air. I can feel the chill coming. I love the feeling of a warm mug of coffee, comfy sweater and good book. I can see the beautiful maples turning red and yellow and everyone pulling out their pea coats and settling in for winter. I always struggle most this time of year.

The cooler weather in Arizona is all relative...it's still 98F during the day but compared to the 115F we had for July and August, it's a nice relief! October is when we can come out of hibernation...open the windows and get back outside!!

The kids and I have been spending many mornings at the park. We headed to one of our favorites and had a great time making leaf boats and checking for signs of fall. It's hard to tell in these photos but the leaves on these trees are turning yellow...we don't get "real" signs of fall until about December but it was nice to see things changing!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Great photos! I celebrated 10 years here in August , too! Now I'm leaving :( Boo.

  2. Congratulations on making it through the summer! I live in a high country desert, so it's not nearly as brutal. Only 105 degrees for a few weeks at a time. Nothing on summer in Phoenix. With the change of the season, the tempurature has plunged almost to freezing at night. There goes my tomatoes! Oh well. :) The seasonal changes are always abrupt.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.