I decided to hang out in downtown Phoenix for two nights before heading to hang with my parents.
I like how this year has started out. I am more at ease, less worried than I have been in the past. I'm excited for what lies ahead and grateful to be able to take a trip like this - hotel, museum, rental car, botanical garden, family, food. I have nowhere to be and just those to do for the next week.
A gust of traffic flows by. The morning air is just a cool enough that I urge the sun to hurry its bend around the 8 story apartment building across the street - where a construction crane looms over, making a promise that the rising sun will shine through these old glass windows for the last time here soon.
I made sure to get to the Desert Botanical Garden before sunset. The golden light was a dream and maybe it was the Ansel Adam’s exhibit from the museum earlier, but I loved the drama of the monochromatic treatment of some of these shots: