My original plan with Becky B’s Tree Squares was to spiral out of control away from Prescott to trees far away. But Sunday Stills brings me back home to take you down Senator’s Highway to Goldwater Lake in the middle of the Prescott National Forest to see some Sunday Stills Evergreens.
Prescott Drive #1: On the Way to Goldwater Lake
It’s a very short drive through the older, wealthy part of Prescott on Senator’s Highway to head out of town to Goldwater Lake. The houses and trees along the way are charming, if not evergreens. The weather changed as we drove away from town.
We drove a few blocks in this gorgeous neighborhood. I missed the canopy short just before this one. I couldn’t shoot fast enough. Seriously, by the time I shot my second shot, we were almost out of the city and Vince wasn’t speeding.
Once we rounded this corner, the left side of the street bordered the cliffs of the Prescott National Forest, which I missed. Within minutes, we approached Goldwater Lake Park.
Monsoon season is from July to September here in Prescott. We have had monsoon rains for several days, but on this trip we traded the gray clouds in town for beautiful white ones a few miles away at the lake. We have learned that Prescott weather is not uniform from street to street depending on how big the clouds are.
Arrived at Goldwater Lake Park
We parked and walked a few steps to the lake. Several families enjoyed an evening picnic but we all had to leave by 8:00 pm. The temperature was about 75 degrees, perfect for any activity. It was nearly sunset, so we tried to get reflections of it in our pictures..
On the Road Again
Soon we were on our way home zooming past evergreens and leaving them in our dust. The mountains that surround the city held a soft mist that might have been clouds, smoke from a fire that was clearing up, or just haze. It was beautiful whatever caused it.
Minutes later we stopped at a stop sign just long enough for me to snap of picture of the second house as we entered town.
I hope you all have a wonderful week.