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sprawl in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson

sprawl in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson

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...looking over Tucson, taken with my cellphone camera during a recent Tucson-L.A. flight. The distinctive circle-within-a-rectangle area in the foreground is a 55-and-older-only neighborhood of manufactured homes on the far SW edge of the city...in the background, beyond the Tucson Mountains, is the city of Tucson proper and the Santa Catalina Mountains, truly a 'sky island' rising above the sprawl in Southern Arizona's Sonora Desert.