Here in West Phoenix, Dr Desert Flower and I live in a zone 9. I went to school in a zone 6 or so, and used to camp (as a kid) in zone 3 from time to time. I miss seeing skies like zone 1. When we've driven from San Diego to Phoenix, and we're out in the middle of the Sonoran desert hours after dusk, or on the Grand Canyon's south rim about 30 miles west of the National Park's entrance, we've seen zone 1. It is amazing, and takes my breath away a little bit each time I first behold it.
I am looking forward to visiting the Rocky Mountains again.
Create your own visitor map! Gray Background tones, because despite many peoples' view that Everything in the world is simply Black or White, (all fundamentalists, many engineers, few scientists, lots of confused persons, many digital thinkers) there's all sorts of shades of gray, everywhere you look. Good wine doesn't have to be expensive. Conservatives do not have to be selfish and insane wing-nuts. Liberals do not have to have socialist-abortion-producing-crystal-worshiping-gay-marriages. Racists, xenophobes, fundamentalists, and willful ignorance suck. The Earth is Much Older than 6000 years. Don't be afraid of Science, embrace it. The web's a great tool. ..in the humble perspective of this INTJ alpha male.