It was in short sleeves we sat on our front porch Saturday night reminiscing about our good fortune in finding our Ghost Town Road house a year ago. Pheebs played out front with one of her furry squeaker toys. House Sparrows tucked themselves into warm Saguaro nests as the setting Sun’s rays bathed the distant Weaver Mountains in glowing hues & embers. It was Saturday night & all was well with the Bayfield Bunch.
From my bed I can look out & see our giant Saguaros standing tall against a starry Arizona sky most every night. We have those 2 saguaros lit with a couple solar lights giving them a soft touch of light against the night sky. In the morning they are back lit by fiery sunrises. With bedroom windows open now in the warming morning air we are surrounded by a cacophony of bird songs. Listening to those chortled warbles my mind drifts sleepily to a gathering thought……Oh no, we’re out of birdseed again!!
Cheryl Ann at DEEP CANYON had a question about our travel route home. That will depend on the weather of course but from Congress we’ll head up through Prescott & the Chimo Valley to I-40 at Ash Fork. We’ll hang a right on I-40 & head for Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Indianapolis & on to Port Huron Michigan where we will cross the border. Same route as last year but depending on weather & our whims, any of that could change at any time along the way.
NICE TO SEE OUR BACKYARD MESQUITE TREES FINALLY GREENING UP
Just clicked on Mark’s blog over at the BOX CANYON BLOG & oooops, looks like those folks are having themselves a string of bad luck there right now. Got something to do with transmission trouble on their Lazy Daze . Yikes, not good:((
Did manage to pick myself up another half wheelbarrow load of Cactus this morning. Will wait until the pads dry out a bit more before planting. Too hot by noon to be out there scratching around in the dry dusty dirt anyway. We stayed close to the shade today. Think we got up to 80 something.
ALWAYS NICE TO SEE FLOWERS IN THE DESERT
Had ourselves a pleasantly different afternoon from our usual daily routine. Mike & Pat McFall invited us over for an early Easter dinner this afternoon with friends Jeri & Larry. Had ourselves a great meal topped off with strawberry shortcake & whipped cream. For somebody like myself who spends most days hanging out with himself it’s really nice to sometimes sit around with a small group of good friends & let my hair down a bit. Lots of laughter, a few stories, some serious stuff & maybe a wee bit of bafflegab here & there. Gotta love that bafflegab. Although I rarely show it I am always sad on the inside knowing hugs & handshakes before departures may be final ones. Don’t know if other people think like that, but I do. I’m the same way with places we go. When leaving I always think to myself, will I ever be here again. Will I ever see this person again. Guess that’s just the way some of us sentimental folks are. But looking on the bright side…………. see y’all in the Fall:))
AND THIS ONE’S FOR YOU MIKE…MISS YOUR BLOG
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A young minister, in his first days at his first parish, is obliged to conduct the funeral services for an eccentric man who has just died. At the funeral home, he stands before the open casket and tries to think of words to console the widow.
Finally, the minister says, "I know this must be a very hard blow, Mrs. Jones. But we must remember that what we see here is only the husk, the shell. The nut has gone to heaven.
- 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."
- 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.