Scottsdale, Arizona: A Winter Paradise
Click photo for larger view. ©2015, David A. Porter
I shot this photograph with my iPhone while Carol and I were on our morning walk through our neighborhood a few days ago.
Each fall, we are reminded why we live in Scottsdale. While we certainly experience high temps in the summer, the other nine months of the year are simply glorious. Our friends and family in Michigan continually ask us how we can stand the heat. But to be honest, it’s certainly better than no sun and the frigid weather we’d have for 4-5 months in Michigan. Plus, you don’t have to shovel sunshine! 🙂
As I write this, it’s 81º, sunny; there’s a slight breeze blowing down from the surrounding mountains, the air’s dry, and the golf courses are all bejeweled with their green winter grasses.
After the leaves fall off of the trees in northern destinations, we’ll see a flood of folks coming to Arizona to enjoy golf, shopping, hiking, taking scenic drives through our mountains, and of course, enjoying Sedona and the Grand Canyon.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Come on down!
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The number of snowbirds coming to Scottsdale each year during the winter just keeps increasing year after year. I think AZ has so much to offer and I’d love to see other locations in AZ get featured like Chandler and Ahwatukee – both have growing residents that are in retirement.
Hi Jill, thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. We’ll certainly take your comments into consideration for future articles. :yes: