Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Unexpected

Waddell, Arizona.

Yes, that’s a field of roses… almost as far as the eye can see… In Arizona… In the Sonoran Desert. Who’da thunk?!? This week, Ann-Christine asks us to show the unexpected. What’s more unexpected than a field of roses in a desert? OK, maybe a lot of things. She writes in part, “Did something totally unexpected happen today? Did you meet someone unexpected at the grocery store, or did you find something in an unexpected place …or, maybe You are up to something unexpected?” You can read her entire challenge post here. Continue reading

But I Digress… An Anniversary and a Promise to Keep

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Buckeye, Arizona.

On March 18, 2013, I was sitting right where I am now, in front of my computer where I pushed the Publish… button in WordPress for the first time. That button push launched Journeys With Johnbo onto the InterWeb. I am writing this at the same desk at our home here in Buckeye contemplating a couple of more local trips before we head north back to our home in Fargo. By now, you might be asking, “What’s up with the weird half monochrome – half color photograph.” The purpose of that photo will become clear a little further on down the page. Continue reading

3D Thursday – White Tank Mountain Sunset

WhiteTank Sunset-1Waddell, Arizona.

Just west of the Phoenix Arizona metro, travelers will find the largest Maricopa County Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Mountains in the park rise to about 4,000 feet (1219 m) above sea level. In the park hikers, bikers and horseback riders will find many miles of trail for their use. Park fees are a reasonable $6 per carload as this is being written. Annual passes are also available. Continue reading