Focus on Life - Quiet Calm

It's week 6 for the Focus on Life 2014 Weekly Photography Challenge and Sally over at the Studio Sublime has given us the theme of "Cabin Fever" for the month of February and our prompt this week is:

Quiet Calm
"The world begins to emerge from its wintry blanket quietly, calmly.  Subtle cues emerge with very little notice. For this week's photo assignment we will focus on the quiet calm of the world re-energize around us."
Well, for those of you experiencing the winter blanket coming back to hit you yet again this week - I feel for you.
Here in the desert of central Arizona, we're getting hit with possible record breaking temps and it's going to be topping out this week in the mid to upper 80's.
Just like those of you who are tired of winter, we're ready for winter to actually begin.

Or 'semi-continue' as I heard someone say.
With our warmer temps, things have really started to bloom.

The trees that line the streets of my subdivision, which just finally lost all their leaves around mid-January, are starting to bud and bloom again and little signs of bright green are bursting from their naked little branches.
I traveled to Tucson last week/weekend for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows and our friend's that we stay with have lots of cacti in their yard and surrounding area. I went for a little 'walk about' and found some great colors in the 'Quiet Calm' of the desert.

I hope you are all having a great week and staying warm where it's cold and 'chillin' where it's hot!
Please take a look around and see all the great shots everyone else captured this last weekend, won't you?
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and The Quiet Calm of the Desert!


  1. What a gorgeous photo! The weather is so crazy everywhere these days, but we all managed to capture amazing quiet calm shots!

  2. I hope you found lots of goodies in Tuscon. Always like pictures of cacti. I have a patch in my yard in Florida.


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