Scott and I recently stumbled upon this hidden gem of an orchard - a pistachio orchard tucked away in between suburbia and rural farmland. Last weekend Scott and I were out on a random drive to check out more of the area when we spotted this orchard just off the road as we zoomed by. The next evening, just as the sun was setting, we came back to get a better view. Much to our surprise, every homecoming group had the same idea as us - HA! The orchard was flooded with teenagers dressed up in their evening's best. One group even had a cute pendant banner hanging behind them for their photos - talk about stepping things up! To get a better feel for the orchard, and not to disrupt the dance pictures that were being taken by swarms of adorable parents, we walked further into the trees.
The light was absolutely magical as the sun set on this small orchard. The bright spots of yellow and orange that were filtering in through the leaves and branches gave off the most warm feeling, and in this moment and space it completely felt like we were in a different place. I've always dreamed of flying to Maine during the fall and driving down the coastline, taking in the red, orange, and yellow leaves along the way as we stopped in at all of the East Coast cities I've ever wanted to visit. One day we'll make it there during the fall and go on this trip I've envisioned for so long, but for now, I'll taken any slice of fall heaven in the Arizona desert that I can get!
Have you found any hidden gems like this?