Speechless Sunday - A Road To Somewhere!

I love capturing moments of places I visit. Since I've joined Active Rain, I've become even more aware of the scenery, clouds, trees, flowers, and - whatever. Don't you love those long winding roads with the sky so close you could almost touch it? How about those clouds. Here's just one view of many on the road to Show Low, Arizona. That's only two hours and 40 minutes, almost 7,000 elevation, and a much cooler climate than Mesa, Arizona!!! Great day trip, and a beautiful place to visit.


A road to somewhere!

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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.382-8711 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit my website: HomesAzRE.com, or stop by my blogs at: MesaAzRealEstateVoice and AzLadyInRed!



Very lovely...and I too love posting pictures.  It brings out that rare creative side in me...and I love seeing other pictures thorugh the eyes of others...

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) almost 10 years ago

Very nice. It looks a lot ike the mountains of WV as well.

Posted by Rich Murray, GRI, ABR (PMNC, Cary, NC) almost 10 years ago

Great picture... I love it when you're out traveling and see a road that looks beautiful, you think, "I wonder where that goes?" When you have the time, it's so cool to just do it. What a pretty landscape. Love the layered cloud formations.

Posted by Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age (First American Title) almost 10 years ago

beautiful!  Yup, higher elevation means cooler and scenic

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 10 years ago

Clouds are one of nature's greatest sculptures!

Posted by Richard Strahm, Lansdale and North Penn Real Estate (American Foursquare Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Teri... What incredible cloud formations!  They always intrigue me so much!

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

Richard, that's very true. No two are alike either. ;-)

Steve, aren't they awesome? ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 10 years ago

Teri: Thanks for posting this beautiful piece of your area/ I just love those cluds, brought back great memories of winninbg 2nd Science Grant for my 9th grade projoect on cloud formations and creations.

Those are enormous Cumulus clouds. These clouds form during fair weather as well as just before storms. "Clouds appear white because they reflect this sunlight. Basically a cloud reflects similar quantity of light therefore, it tends to look white,  because the tiny particles of water in the cloud are so close to each other that sunlight cannot infiltrate deep into the cloud." A little science nugget from the teacher in me. 

Posted by Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett, Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR ((FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) ) almost 10 years ago

You know Teri, I haven't been to Mesa, but my hubby has.  He said if we ever moved away from Oregon, Mesa was on the top of his list. He loved it there.

Posted by Melina Tomson, Principal Broker/Owner, M.S. (Tomson Burnham, llc Licensed in the State of Oregon) almost 10 years ago

Hi Teri,

Spectacular scenery. You've got so many beautifiul places in your great state.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Kathleen, very useful comment. Thanks! ;-)

Melina, though I love Oregon, there is something about Mesa.....desert can be beautiful, and when we're as close as we are to the mountains, lakes, etc., it's even more special. ;-)

Lynda, we do, but then again, so do you. ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 10 years ago

Much cooler you say? Is that a hint? How much cooler are we talking? It was 90 here today and I was really thinking maybe, just maybe if there is a cool part of Arizona it maybe worth trip to see Teri.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 10 years ago

Teri that really is a beautiful shot! I hope you are enjoying the summer and things are going well for you.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago

Todd, how about in the 60's? Go online and google weather for Show Low, Arizona....today, right now, it's in the 60's....maybe will get to the 70's....see, there are cool spots in Arizona - and only 2 hours and 40 minutes from Mesa, Arizona in the valley. ;.-)

Thanks Bill, I am and things are great. ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 10 years ago

Oh, Teri - you captured a BEAUTIFUL shot on your roadtrip!  I think I can hear some Bob Seger playing in the background....maybe that's just me!


Wake Forest NC House Chick

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) almost 10 years ago

Great picture. I love the clouds in the mountains. They appear to move faster than here in the valley. We like the Roundhouse in Pinetop. 

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters (eXp Realty) almost 10 years ago

Teri - Nice Shot... Love your area... Would love to take some time off and visit... and especially for the cooler temps up in the higher elevations....

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) almost 10 years ago

It is so nice to see beautiful pictues from other areas of the country.  I think we Realtors® spend a lot of time in our cars and having a camera ready to share great pictures is a wonderful way to spice up your blogs with local material.  I hope you tagged it with the zip code.  Thanks for your post

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles UnlimitedĀ®) almost 10 years ago

Teri  Lovely photo.  I agree with you.  Ever since We came on AR the camera is as important as the cell phone

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 10 years ago


Beautiful picture.  I love that you notice these things!  It's amazing how many people go through life and just pass by the beauty of the world we live in without appreciating it.

Posted by M A almost 10 years ago

Karen, thank you so much. Yep, a camera is now an extension of my arm. ;-)

Hey Debe, good to see you. I love cloud formations as well...they're such an amazing sight. ;-)

Martin, is that YOU? Welcome back!!! I notice everything - even the fact that I haven't seen you in awhile. ;-)

Posted by Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor, AzLadyInRed (Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC) almost 10 years ago

Being an easterner, I am always amazed at the stark beauty of the west. Good one!

Posted by Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia (RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Teri,

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous shot from our fabulous state.  I know exactly where you took this picture.  That drive to Showlow is so picturesque.



Posted by Jan Mullins (First Credit Union) almost 10 years ago

What a lovely photos... You feel as if you can reach up and touch those clouds!

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 10 years ago

WOW "Lady in Red" you are going to have to really give Vegas Bob a piece of your mind when you get the chance for not stopping by your post months ago. I didn't think members were posting to this group any more and then I come across this wonderful post & pic.

Please forgive me and you have found yourself a "Feature" at one of my favorite groups at Activerain ...

ROBERT SWETZ (photos attached)

Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 10 years ago

Really nice.  Looks inviting.  Its really nice to get away from everything here in the Valley of the SUN sometimes isnt it!

Have an awesome weekend!

Posted by Sylvie Dolley, CHMS, ePRO, SFR Phoenix Arizona Real Estate 602-32 (My Home Group Real Estate LLC ) over 9 years ago

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