Location: Scottsdale, AZ
This photo was taken last Sunday morning, the first time in nearly a week that I took Miss Abby for a walk, having been waylaid by my allergies, forced to take allergy medication (which made me drowsy and groggy) and hide out indoors.
Arizona was indeed once a place to which people in search of clean, allergen-free air would move, but those days are gone, thanks in large part to the irrigation projects that brought Colorado River water to central Arizona, which in turn made it possible to grow pretty much any plant here in the desert. <shrug>
A larger, higher resolution version of this photo can be seen here: http://www.canyonero.com/files/1553474914.jpg