This photo is from The Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa in Carefree, which is on the northern edge of Scottsdale and the spa is excellent. The resort is exquisite, and it has residential housing as a component of this master-planned community. You can see how the housing design fits into the landscaping. You can see the bird nests burrowed in the Saguaro cactus, which is very common.
There is a great hiking trail called the Boulders Trail that I enjoy as it has beautiful views and amazing rocks. I will intersperse views from the hiking trail and around the hotel over the next few weeks. There is lots to show you from Scottsdale! To learn more about this resort, click The Boulders.