Friday Fotos: The Violet Burning

From thunderstorms to thistles and sunsets to scorpions, this purple-themed Friday Fotos gallery has it all. Thank you, as always, for sharing your photos of Arizona's color purple. This is just a fraction of the great images we received.

We also have a lot of new contributors in this gallery, so this is a good time to remind everyone that the first two rules of Friday Fotos are the opposite of the first two rules of Fight Club. Please DO talk about Friday Fotos by sharing this gallery with your friends and family. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Photo: Karin Benton Caraway | Peoria

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Friday Fotos: Making a Splash

It's going to be ... how warm in Phoenix today? Oh, OK. Well, let's avoid thinking about that by looking at these gorgeous photos of Arizona's rivers, lakes and streams. Thank you, as always, for your hundreds of stunning submissions. Here are just a few. Stay cool this weekend!

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Photo: Gene Ames | Christopher Creek

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Friday Fotos: The Colors of the Whites

The White Mountains are anything but monotone, as you showed with this week's Friday Fotos submissions. To learn more about an important part of the White Mountains, read about the Blue Range Primitive Area in our July issue, on newsstands soon. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Photo: Rebecca Soltis | Reservation Lake

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Friday Fotos: In the Clouds

We had clouds (and rain) in Phoenix this morning. That's weird for June. Must be El NiƱo. Anyway, visit our Facebook page to see some of the lovely cloud photos you submitted for this week's Friday Fotos theme. Thank you, as always, for participating, and have a great weekend!

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Photo: Hazel Vaughn | Carefree

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Friday Fotos: Fabulous Flagstaff

When you look at these gorgeous photos, it's hard to understand how Flagstaff lost to Port Angeles, Washington, in Outside magazine's recent "Best Town Ever" contest. (We are not saying the contest was rigged. No one here is saying that. That said, the contest might have been rigged.)

Thank you, as always, for your amazing Friday Fotos submissions. These are just a few of the great photos we received. Have a good weekend ... in Flagstaff, perhaps?

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Photo: Sara Zsenai | Flagstaff

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Friday Fotos: Right Here in Black and White

We love black-and-white Friday Fotos galleries. We hadn't done one in a while, and we hope you enjoy this selection as much as we did. Visit our Facebook page to check it out. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Photo: Adam Astemborski | Phoenix

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Friday Fotos: Escape Routes

One of Arizona's best attributes is that a "great escape" is usually just hours (or minutes) away. Your submissions for this week's Friday Fotos gallery came from all over the state. Thank you, as always, for participating. On our Facebook page, you can see a small portion of the gorgeous images we received. Where are you headed this weekend?

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Photo: Andrei Stoica | Crescent Lake

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Friday Fotos: A Salute to the Route

There's plenty to see along Arizona's stretch of Historic Route 66, from kitschy reminders of the Mother Road's heyday to beautiful landscapes. Visit our Facebook page to see a sample of submissions for this week's Friday Fotos theme. For even more Route 66, pick up a copy of our May issue, which is on newsstands now.

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Photo: Jena Brimhall | Near Flagstaff

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Friday Fotos: On the Horizon

As our photo editor, Jeff Kida, would say, you brought it this week. We got so many photos of horizons that this week's gallery can't possibly do them all justice. But visit our Facebook page to see a few of our favorites. Enjoy, and please share!

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Photo: Chet Ragsdale | Benson

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Friday Fotos: Taking Flight

Some birds cheep. Others chirp, caw, hoot or ... what other sounds do birds make? I'm drawing a blank here. Anyway, here are some of the beautiful bird photos you submitted for this week's Friday Fotos gallery. Thank you to everyone who participated.

You'll also note we've moved the gallery back to Facebook since we seem to get a lot more engagement that way. We'll continue to look for ways to make our blog more "shareable," but until then, we'll do it on Facebook. Have a great weekend, everyone!

By submitting photographs to Arizona Highways via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr or other social networking sites, the photographer grants Arizona Highways electronic rights. No financial consideration will be paid to anyone for publication on the Arizona Highways blog or website. By publishing a photographer's work to its blog, Arizona Highways does not endorse the photographer's private business or claim responsibility for any business relationships entered into between the photographer and our readers.

Photo: Dylan Martin | Tucson

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