It seems that our pounding of rain left us with some snow on the mountains. I knew there were more pictures to be had, so I drove a couple short miles up the road to the Tonto National Forest to see if I could get a better view from there.
I was able to get a great up-close shot of Red Mountain, which I also see when I pull out of our drive, and some pretty foliage.
I really like the vintage look of this one...
...and the "old west" look of this shot here:
But, it still wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted to see those beautiful snowy mountains, so I drove on up the road a bit.
It was at this point in my journey that I began to think that The Eagles were sounding an awful lot like Hootie and the Blowfish. About 60 seconds later I realized that my Eagles CD had changed to my Hootie and the Blowfish CD and suddenly my world made sense again. In the midst of this, I found the shot I was looking for:
There's something really beautiful about the contrast between the desert and the snow-capped mountains.
Up close, things are even prettier:
And for my wonderful Grandmother, who says that I do not blog enough pictures of myself, this one is for you: