Photo Friday: Warm Weather Edition

Welcome to the first themed edition of Photo Friday... if you have a warm weather photo to share, please do! If you don't, you shouldn't let that stop you from joining in.

One of the things that has been fun here in Arizona is seeing such a wide variety of cacti growing everywhere. The kids are fascinated, and picky E has even volunteered to try eating cactus if I can find it on a restaurant menu.

A few seconds after snapping this photo, my husband accidentally stepped on a piece of cactus from a dead plant. D was intensely interested as he carefully removed the spines from his shoe. Every morning since then, as we leave the hotel, she admonishes him "Daddy, I don't want you to get a cactus on your shoe again."

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  1. Carolina on January 1, 2009 at 9:54 p.m.

    Hello! I'm a Photo Friday newbie! Actually I'm a blogging newbie...trying to actually follow up on new year's resolutions.
    So pardon my enthusiasm, it's like it's Christmas morning again for me.
    Thanks Ms. Delicious Baby for an awesome site and Photo Friday.

    And cool picture...I have a story about the time my son got little, teeny, cactus needles stuck on his TONGUE! Don't ask, I hate reliving it.

  2. Jackie Boucher on January 1, 2009 at 10:53 p.m.

    yay for warm weather pics. i look forward to browsing them all!

    happy new year everyone!
    : )

  3. Jen on January 2, 2009 at 1:04 a.m.

    Isn't it funny how kids get worried about certain things and can't let them go?!? My little guy wants to make sure I have my hat everytime we leave the house on this trip...I forgot it once!

  4. Caitlin on January 2, 2009 at 4:08 a.m.

    I already had this post teed up before I knew there was a theme. But although it might not look like a classic warm weather pic, you know the grass doesn't grow that green and thick in winter! The pics were taken in Cornwall in June.

  5. Meg on January 2, 2009 at 6:14 a.m.

    Have you been to the botanical gardens in Phoenix? I learned more about the desert terrain there than I thought possible. Also we saw how to build houses for desert living and I discovered Ramada is not just a hotel chain but a place to grab shade in the hot desert.

  6. Kim@Galavanting on January 2, 2009 at 7:22 a.m.

    Yipes, doesn't look like something I'd like to step on!

    PS: Sorry mine's not a warm-weather destination, in fact it was verrrry cold!

  7. Lanora (WritingTravel) on January 2, 2009 at 8:25 a.m.

    Mine's not from a terribly warm place either. Sorry. And I know it's weird that I picked this one from all the photos I came away with from the musee d'Orsay. When she was little one of my daughters used to say she hated "pinchy things" like your cactus. The museum also dislikes pointy objects.

  8. Heather on her travels on January 2, 2009 at 11:18 a.m.

    I wish I was somewhere warm like you but I'm only somewhere cold - If I was a bird I'd have flown south.

  9. Soultravelers3 on January 2, 2009 at 5:42 p.m.

    What a beautiful shot, Debbie, I love it!

    Our village was very warm during the day on New Year's eve, but we grabbed a sweater when we watched the fireworks from our terrace. The sounds vibrate all over the, church bells, laughter and booming fireworks. ;)

  10. Dominique on January 2, 2009 at 6:26 p.m.

    I like the way you got right down on the same level with the plant to take this shot.

    Like a couple of other folks, I already had my photo post loaded for auto upload before I knew there was a "theme"...but, fortunately, my photos sort of fit the bill this time :P