These photos, by the way, are not of landscapes to be found near My Little Home and Garden, currently under a thick blanket of fresh snow, as my shovel can attest to this weekend.
I found plenty of beauty in the desert and the mountains. These cacti are reaching their arms to the warm sun. One could argue that I did the same.
Before leaving the state, someone asked me if I'd like to return.
Of course, a bright, sunny, snowy winter day has its own charm, especially after hiring a young man to do a third round of shoveling!