Monday, December 31, 2012



Our daytime high never made it out of the mid 40’s & subsequently, I never made it too far out of the warm house.  Our usual morning walk in the quiet desert, a little raking in the Cactus garden, & that was enough of being outside for me.


Didn’t have any photos for tonight’s post so it was little Rascal Buns to the rescue.


Hadn’t planned on starting my bathroom paint project for awhile but with nothing else to do today, I moved up my indoor schedule.  Sitting in my recliner watching television is not my idea of a mentally productive day.  Besides, if I have to listen to those two annoyingly repetitive words, ‘fiscal cliff’ any longer I am going to go absolutely & completely bonkers!!


It was one year ago today we bought our cowboy hats.  And where did we get em?  TOMBSTONE ARIZONA OF COURSE.  Kelly’s first one & my third.  Lots of colorful characters on Tombstone’s main street that day & my camera was able to catch a few of them:))



And a close call for little Louie as Jean & Skip stressfully waited for a Vet in Brawley California to perform a type of surgery on Louie that we had never heard of before.  A TALE OF A TAIL.


After reading my Sunday night post, GYPSY had a few more thoughts on aging:))


And on this last day of 2012 I say thanks to all you folks who have inspired me to keep this blog going for another year.  I thank everyone for their patience & understanding.  And I also thank readers for giving me the encouragement, purpose, & confidence to pursue my hobbies of writing, photography & travel.  Kelly, Pheebs & I wish everyone out there all the best in the coming 2013 Year.  Bar none:))


Oh, & what will the Bayfield Bunch be doing for New Years Eve??  Same thing we do every year……sawing logs:))  And no, it’s got nothing to do with a lumber business.   zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


GROANER’S CORNER:(( And, it’s not so much the Fiscal Cliff that concerns me the most about the coming year as it is…the Physical Cliff…….AL.

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.



  1. Pheebs is such a wonderful model, read ham. Getting down into the teens tonight up the hill. Could you keep the wind down there. See ya' next year, sometime.

  2. We are with you on sawing logs! We have been getting ready to change locations and I am so tired. (now, for me, this is where age shows up! Sooo, it is only 6:58 and I am ready to go to bed. And I will!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and photos with all of us out here. I love reading your blog. Wishing you and Kelly a very happy new year.

  4. Happy New Year to all of you. We definitely won't see midnight around our house unless the fireworks wakes us up. Yep - neighbors behind the park have been shooting them.

  5. Happy New Year, to the Bayfield Bunch! We're with you on the celebrating. Must be a sign of our age! Thanks for keeping up your blog - we really enjoy it!
    Barry & Connie in PA

  6. Happy New Year to The Bayfield Bunch!

  7. Happy new year to the bayfield bunch!!!

  8. Happy New Year to you and yours. Great photos of Pheebs! Thanks for sharing. Could not have a better blog post, Al. Love all your pictures. Thanks for sharing another year of your life with us. Keep it up!

  9. Happy New Year to the Bayfield Bunch. A great blog, great posts and fantastic's a joy to read.

    I only have 16 minutes to stay awake....I usually go outside at midnight and look at the stars, this year will be in a rain/snow around 32 degrees.

    Here's to a great 2013 to you and yours.

    2013 is the first time since 1987, where they year has 4 different numbers.


  10. Happy New Years to you,Al, Kelly and Pheebs

  11. I don't think there is anything funnier or cuter than the contortions a dog can go through while sleeping. You caught some great ones today. You won't have to talk her into sawing logs tonight!

  12. Lots of Pheebs pictures...I'm happy!! Wishing you and Kelly and the wonderful Pheebs all the best for 2013.

  13. Happy New Year Kelly, AL and Pheebs!

  14. All the best in 2013 ,,,,

    Meanwhile, its colder than a Well diggers "Well". Thats colder than heck, I'm ready for a warm up!!

  15. Happy New Year Al and Kelly-may it be filled with good health, happiness and many jeeping adventures!

  16. Happy New Year Kelly, Al and Pheebs.
    Wishing you good health and good blogging for 2013.

    I think the last time we were awake in British Columbia to see the New Year in was 1993. Usually we celebrate by Detroit time! :o)

  17. Happy New Year to you, Kelly and the Pheebs!

  18. Pheebs is the perfect example that this world is "going to the dogs"...a vast improvement, I would say...We heard the fireworks across the bay at the marina, but my sorry ass was too firmly planted in bed to look out the window...Happy New Year to the Bayfield Bunch...Good Karma for the new year too!

  19. Much peace and health to you and Kelly in 2013. That Pheebers is such a 'poser'...