Monday walk…into the sun

Posted: April 13, 2020 in Monday walk
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If you were taking a walk with me on our new location in Gilbert, Arizona, we’d be out early, but the much-vaunted sun is up early as well.

Today we’re heading to the canal that carries precious water to the desert, with paths on either side for walking or biking. Take a look at this bottlebrush plant. Easy to see how it got its name.

Here’s the canal. Not much in the way of landscaping but it is the desert.

But some things are the same everywhere.

I’m definitely looking forward to getting out and about to explore and hike in the mountains that are in the distance in many directions. but for now, I’ll simply enjoy being outside!

There are flowers to be seen. Enjoy these until the next adventure.

For Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love that first shot of the trail, Janet. Thanks for sharing your discoveries with us.

    I hope you have a great week!

    • That one turned out rather well, Dan. I was surprised. 🙂 I’m glad you’re enjoying exploring with me.

      As for my week, I started with shopping, so you can imagine what fun that was!! I guess it can only get better after that. 🙂

  2. dmmacilroy says:

    Hi Janet,

    Walking with you in spirit. Enjoy the day.

    Cheers, D.

  3. M.B. Henry says:

    Is that what the red plants are called? I see them a lot around where I live and wasn’t sure! Thanks for clearing that up – great photos 🙂

  4. restlessjo says:

    What kind of temperatures do you have at this time of year, Janet? 🙂 🙂

  5. Su Leslie says:

    Very different to your old home Janet. I hope you are settling in well.

  6. I wish you much happiness in your new surroundings, Janet.

    • Thanks very much, Sylvia. So far, we’re quite liking it. It will be even more fun when we can get out and explore farther away. There’s a lot to see in Arizona.

  7. Resa says:

    Lucky you can get outside! Where I live in Toronto, there are a lot of homeless. I just saw a report that Boston moved 400 homeless into a shelter, and tested them all. 36% tested positive for Coronavirus, and all were asymptomatic. Not one had a fever, cough… nothing! That is dangerous!

    • It’s dangerous in that they and others might think it’s safe to be around them. It’s good in the sense that the more people who test positive but don’t “get it”, the better it is because they have immunity and the percentages of people actually getting it is much lower.

      Yes, we’re lucky to be able to get out. In San Francisco, they’re moving homeless people into hotels, which is a good idea but I would imagine the hotels aren’t too thrilled! I wonder how many of the homeless will try to go back out anyway.

  8. Rupali says:

    Wonderful images.

  9. Arooba says:

    Nice photographyyy 🙂