Thanks Aldistar - I found it magical. This was my first time in Arizona and I just fell in love with it. The landscape is so varied. In northern Arizona it's rocky and mountainous and the hillsides are covered with pine trees and then 100 miles south it's cactuses and flat desert and both are so beautiful in their own way.
I just kept thinking of 's' words - silence, space, serenity...it made me feel very peaceful. I can't wait to have the opportunity to go back again.
A woman I met there told me that in late April or May, all the seguaros (the tall cactuses in the picture) will bloom with big white flowers that have a yellow center.