These photos are of the Arizona desert which we were driving across on the way home from a holiday trip last week.
They are right out of the camera and I am surprised at the quality considering they were both taken from the backseat of a vehicle going about 75 mph!
The Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant under a large steam cloud on a chilly afternoon. This is the largest nuclear plant in the United States and also the only one that does not border a natural large body of water. The cooling is managed by use of treated sewage water from nearby cities which is treated again at the plant then held for evaporative cooling in an 80 acre reservoir. I always know I am almost to Phoenix when I see the columns of steam from the cooling towers.
The beginning of a classic Southwestern sunset to share and enjoy.
It is already Hanukkah,today marked the Winter Solstice and Christmas Day is upon us this weekend.However you celebrate may it be happy,merry,peaceful and conclude with a feast!
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