Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Arizona - USA

I love, love these cards. They're so beautiful. I was really happy when I opened the envelope and saw them. Thanks a lot Peggy "ravenartsong".
"The State of Arizona is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. The capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona was the 48th and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but the high country in the north features pine forests and mountain ranges with cooler weather than the lower deserts." - in: wikipedia

On the back of the card: every spring the desert comes alive with an abundance of wildflowers, including Mexican gold poppies.

On the back of the card: saguaro, seen shadowed here in the beautiful sunset, is the largest cactus in the United States. It needs very little water and is very resilient when it comes to heat and cold, which makes it perfect for the desert climate that it lives in.

On the back of the card: brilliant coloring in undoubtedly the most striking feature of Oak Creek Canyon. The rock strata throught which the gorge has been carved are mostly flat so the colors change layer to layer.

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