June 30, 2017

"Google Street View Scene - Tree's intricacy in shadow - Mesa, Arizona, United States."



From the Agoraphobic Traveller, discussed in this post, yesterday. I looked at a lot of the images yesterday, and that is the one that stuck in my mind, for whatever reason.

19 comments:

Yancey Ward said...

High noon in June?

Alex Proby said...

Girls Ask Men

Michael K said...

Mesa is one of the towns that people who work in Phoenix live.

Nobody lives in Phoenix.

Street view in Tucson a much nicer place to live. Trash day.

LarsPorsena said...

Shadow looks like Klimt's "Tree of Life"

Etienne said...

Gravel - my kind of yard work!

Have rake, will travel...

Michael K said...

Standard Arizona yard appearance unless a golf course.

We do have real grass in back for the dog.

Bill said...

Mesa: an orderly city, laid out by the Mormons, with typically wide streets, and a street-naming system that lets you know where you are with respect to the intersection of Central and Main.

Earnest Prole said...

That's fantastic. It reminds me, vaguely, of
Hyman Roth's house in Godfather 2.

tcrosse said...

Here in Vegas the guys who used to do our yard work have disappeared. Unexpectedly. At least there's no grass to mow, and I won't miss the racket of leaf blowers.
Las Vegas: a disorderly city laid out by mobsters.

Hagar said...

Donderhead Circle? I don't know I would want that for an address.

Crimso said...

The Google Street View of my house shows me walking from my car to the house. I'm facing away, so no pixellation.

DKWalser said...

It almost makes me want to drive around town to find the place where it was taken. Those homes were built in the post-world war II period. Cinder block construction with basically no insulation. Most didn't have a garage, just a carport. We owned a similar vintage home in Scottsdale -- 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, less than 2,000 sqft. The pictured home is smaller.

I much prefer our current home. It has insulation. And a lawn.

traditionalguy said...

Flat deserts are not that attractive unless you have camels. We need some forests.

DKWalser said...

Flat deserts are not that attractive unless you have camels.

Arizona deserts are anything but flat. The Valley of the Sun (which isn't really a valley), where the Phoenix metro area is located, has the Superstition Mountains to the east, Red Mountain, Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak (since renamed to something I cannot spell), the McDowell Mountains, South Mountain, and several buttes. The city of Mesa, where I live, is built on top of a "mesa" (Spanish for "table" or "hill"). Now, I'll grant that not everything we call a mountain qualifies for that term. But, true mountain or not, they beat anything they've got in Kansas.

So, the desert horizons in Arizona can be quite spectacular. Best of all, there aren't many trees to spoil the view.

DKWalser said...

I forgot to add the obligatory: It's a dry heat! Really, really dry (until monsoon season, then it's just really dry).

Michael K said...

"So, the desert horizons in Arizona can be quite spectacular."

I have posted some Tucson sunsets on facebook, like this one in front of my house.

Ralph L said...

Cheapish older house, expensive street light, no above-ground wires.
I've never seen a full-width porch that includes the carport--not a bad idea, ill proportioned execution.
What's that in front of the tree trunk?
Anyone know the type of tree?
The near perfect shape reminds me of the brittle, once popular Bradford pear of the east.

Yancey Ward said...

For about 4 years Google Streetview of a road in Newtown, CT had a capture me on an afternoon run in August of 2011 (I remember the day it passed me very clearly), but I just looked and the street had been updated last Summer.

Ralph L said...

Got a brother on the northern edge of Woodbury CT, Yancey, and his middle name is Ward. There's a Yanceyville 20 miles north of me here in NC. But you may be using a nom de plume.