For the last few years my partner and I have been in the habit of spending winter quality time Scottsdale, Arizona. We’ve done all the usual touristy things, of course, but also a few less predictable things like find a realtor and look at houses to buy.
The purchase thing hasn’t worked out yet (though we’re still hoping) and because I’m in school now and working toward a second degree, going south in January is a bit of a challenge too. But I still have my memories, and photos like this, taken at The Phoenician, a ritzy resort on East Camelback.
I like the angles in this photograph, but it’s the reflections and light play that I appreciate the most. It’s also magical for me to remember the warmth of that beautiful January day. Here in Alberta the temperatures sometimes dip to obscene extremes, so these memories count for a lot.
Oh, and by the way, at The Phoenician, which we really enjoyed, two beers and a bowl of nuts were forty bucks! No wonder we enjoyed it so much!