One of the great features of the northern and eastern parts of Scottsdale is the focus on desert-friendly landscaping (compared to other parts of the Phoenix Metro, where lush green landscaping seems to be the goal). You don’t have to go far to see a wide range of beautiful desert plants. This one is on a street corner near 92nd and Shea.

These are some pretty typical street scenes in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills.

Fountain Hills above, Scottsdale below.