My wife and I moved to Arizona during the hottest part of the year: July (back in 1995). We had been in Ohio for university studies for a few years and were eager to leave the U.S. midwest. Shortly after we arrived that July Phoenix Skyharbor Airport was closed temporarily due to such high heat that airplanes could not get proper lift to fly. Our chapstick that we had left in the front seat had melted and poured out the next day it was found. The candles we had brought on our journey were hopelessly deformed.
But despite the heat, Mesa (a suburb of Phoenix) has become our longterm home and we love it. Yearly temperatures average about 72F, with extremes in the Phoenix area of about 118 as a high and near-freezing temperatures during the coldest nights in Winter.
Since moving to Arizona, my wife and I have made it a point to travel to various areas of the state to soak up the grandeur and beauty God has created for our enjoyment and to show His mighty power. My passion for photography marries well to the scenery around us. Enjoy your visit as I share with you some of my favorite photos from my beloved state of Arizona.
Arizona can be divided into seven regions by geography and cultural influence:
- Golden Corridor: (south central) including Phoenix and Tucson [ 26 Photos ]
- Central Territory: including Prescott, Jerome, Camp Verde [ 12 Photos ]
- High Country: (mideastern) including Payson, Show Low, Fossil Springs [ 8 Photos ]
- Indian Country: (northeastern) including Page, Chinle, Window Rock [ 3 Photos ]
- Canyon Country: (northwestern) including Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon [ 5 Photos ]