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I’m so happy. The temperatures here in Scottsdale have finally dropped below 100 F. It’s in the high 90’s every afternoon but it sure beats 110 which has been common more than I would like. The weatherman just said that next Friday it will even be below 90. Everybody who lives here do so for the winters which is on the way. I’m usually here then and it’s wonderful.

I found walking at the mall interesting but you can’t beat being outside. I had to get outside right before dawn, as you can see by this photo, as I wanted to avoid walking in the sun.  There is a line up of three planets that you can see in the early morning right now, Mercury, Mars and Venus. I could only see one which I think was Venus. The moon was waning. I love planetary things that you can see from earth. I wouldn’t want to go to Mars though which I understand will be happening before too long. I’d be afraid I couldn’t get back.

The sky was pretty on this morning. Clouds always add so much to photos. I am fascinated by weather. If I had it to do over, I think I would become a meteorologist. Needless to say, I watch the weather station a lot.

Sand, Sea and Sun

Meanwhile, back at our beach place after our visit to England, we’ve had some magnificent skies. None of these photos has been retouched. The colors are real.

Interesting clouds and a great blue sky.

A forbidding sky one morning but it never rained. The tide is out so that is what is left behind when the water recedes.

The same dark sky with the sun behind me shining on some beach vegetation.

A nice sunset. Hot weather was on the way and I think it shows in the sky.

This cloud caught my eye. I liked the pink but especially the markings-it looks like a fish or a snake.

I don’t think I’ve seen the water sparkling like this before.

Another giant jelly fish left behind by the receding tide. It looks like an alien a bit.

More in Provence

High in Haute Provence is a very beautiful canyon called the Gorge du Verdon. It’s worth a detour to get there and drive along the water far below.

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A man made lake from up above.

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A glimpse of the gorge.

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A closer look from a bridge. You could rent paddle boats or kayaks to do a bit of exploring.

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Maurice and four of the five grandkids did an excursion.

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I always love the clouds in Provence. The winds do interesting things to their shapes.

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Look at this dramatic cloud as the sun set.

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And this! Totally real, no photoshop.

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