WE CAME ACROSS SOME GREAT CAMPSITES TODAY IN OUR SEARCH FOR COCHISE’S COUNCIL ROCKS AREA
I just love it when I hear from readers who have stumbled across our blog & recognized a person or place in my photos. It happened again when an email arrived this morning from Paula, a reader who spends part of her year in Bisbee. She came across our blog from a link on MARY & KEITH'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Second coincidence is the fact she knows our friend Rosanna from the PAWS & HOOVES ranch & has hiked with her several times. And, here’s another coincidence…..In part, Paula in Bisbee writes, “You took a picture of my friend Tziganya walking down the street (in your November 2009 Bisbee photos). She's wearing a white sweater and hat. I recently sent her the link. She told me it's one of her favorite photos of herself and she's surprised an un-posed photo can look so good. Last year I met Rosanna on a group hike with the MULETEAM HIKING CLUB and she told us about her ranch and animals. I never thought I'd see pictures of her ranch, but there they were on your blog! Something else I was happy to see are your photos of the ranch house where Mary Kidder Rak lived. I read The Cowman's Wife last year and wondered if the house was still there and where it was. Now I know! I hope to try to find it based on your experience.”
KELLY PLANS TO TURN THIS AGAVE STOCK INTO A CHRISTMAS TREE
I totally love when our blog leads to these kinds of happenings. Kind of makes some of them there frustrating days worthwhile. Had one of those days Saturday & Paula’s email this morning just picked me right back up:)) You can see the photos I took in Bisbee the day she talks about & these pics will give you a very good idea of Bisbee Arizona with it’s many diverse people, places, & things. Be sure to have a look at BISBEE'S CHARACTERS:)). A fellow blogger recently referred to me as a ‘character’ & I take that as a huge compliment. Thank you so much Judy:))
HEADING UP & OVER THE MIDDLEMARCH PASS IN THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS
Now, as a direct result of Paula’s email this morning, Kelly & I were off on a mission this morning to find Cochise’s Council Rock in the Dragoon Mountains.
WE MEET AN APACHE INDIAN DESCENDENT ON THE TRAIL
But first, some info on Saturday’s bird photos. They were taken at the WHITE WATER DRAW near McNeil Arizona which is about 20 minutes south of where we are presently located. The Hawk was shot at 1/2000 of a second at F5.6 & 200mm. The Vermillion Flycatcher photo was taken 68 minutes later at the exact same settings. And, how do I know all those particulars……my camera, like most everybody else’s, records absolutely everything:))
What a difference a day makes & let me just say, what a great day we had today in searching for Cochise’s Council Rocks. I’m quoting from Elaine Seaveys Website when I say, “It was at Council Rocks where, in 1872, Cochise signed the Broken Arrow Peace Treaty, agreeing to cease waring attacks. In return, the government granted to the Apaches a vast reservation, including the southeast corner of Arizona, including the Dragoon and Chiricahua Mountains near the Mexican border. However, in 1876, two years after Cochise died, the government broke its promise and moved the Chiricahua Apaches 100 miles north to the San Carlos Reservation on the Gila River.”
MARK TELLS US HE IS A DECSENDENT FROM THE GREAT INDIAN CHIEF, GERONIMO
I will blog tomorrow about todays events because the blog is already too long, the day is late, Al is so tired he probably couldn’t even spell his own first name & I haven’t even begun to edit my 200+ photos yet. It was a long day trying to find the Council Bluffs. But, just let me tell you this. It took the combination of two ladies on horseback, our GPS & an Apache Indian descendent to finally help us find our way to the Cochise Council Rocks area. I will have that all put together for Monday’s blog……….:))
TWO LADIES ON HORSEBACK, A GPS, & A DESCENDANT OF GERONIMO
... and had a little sweet potato, which they called 'Yam.' Of course, they wanted the best for Yam.
When it was time, they told her about the facts of life. They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't get accidentally mashed, and get a bad name for herself like 'Hot Potato,' and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots. Yam said not to worry, no Spud would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her! But on the other hand she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato either.
She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her Shoestring cousins.
When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out for the hard-boiled guys from Ireland. And the greasy guys from France called the French Fries. And when she went out west, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't get scalloped.
Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and wouldn't associate with those high class Yukon Gold's, or the ones from the other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that say, 'Frito Lay.'
Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University) so that when she graduated she'd really be in the Chips. But in spite of all they did for her, one-day Yam came home and announced she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.
Tom Brokaw! Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset. They told Yam she couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's just ....
are you ready?
... A common tater!!
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