|LOOKING VERY CHRISTMASY IN YARNELL ARIZONA|
|BRRRRRRRRRR IT WAS LOOKING MIGHTY COLD OUTSIDE THIS MORNING|
|WITH AN ICE COVERED ENGINE HOOD WE HEAD OFF FOR THE WEAVER MOUNTAINS|
|HAD TO KEEP A SHARP EYE OUT FOR 'BLACK ICE' ON THE YARNELL HILL THIS MORNING|
By 9 o’clock Pheebs & I were out the door heading for the nearby Weaver Mountains. I could see a light dusting of snow high up on the mountain side & had my fingers crossed there would be more as we began our climb up the Yarnell Hill. From having driven many a winter in the North I was alerted immediately to the shadowy sections of the highway knowing full well ‘black ice’ could be lurking there. Slipped Libby into 4-wheel drive just in case & made it a point not to hurry. One does not want to make a mistake on a curvy iced up mountain road. And besides it was my first experience with a 4-wheel drive vehicle on a slippery surface.
|PULLED OVER FOR A FEW PHOTOS|
|LOOKING BACK DOWN THE ROAD IN THE DIRECTION FROM WHENCE WE HAD COME|
|LOOKING OUT OVER THE SONORAN DESERT BELOW|
|JUST ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE 'RANCH HOUSE' RESTAURANT|
It was a mixture of cloud &sun I found myself in & with some of the houses & business buildings being painted in my favorite south-west colors I was able to find a few nice settings tucked away on the tiny snow laced sleepy streets. I think I may very well have been the only one up & about in the whole town........Because I took so many photos in Yarnell today I am going to have to space them out over the next few posts. Tonight's photos will concentrate on a few snowy homes in Yarnell.
|HEY GAELYN THIS ONE'S FOR YOU:))|
By the time we were ready to head back on down the Yarnell Hill the roads were bare pavement with the warm morning Sun having worked it’s magic. Couple photo stops on the way down & we were soon once again on the floor of the Sonoran Desert. We were at the point where the desert breeze meets the mountain air. Our lovely Christmas scenery was behind us & were we to return back up to Yarnell in a couple hours we would probably have found all the nice Christmas snow already melted.
|THESE 2 BARKY DOGS WERE SURE EXCITED TO SEE THE PHEEBS|
|THEY SURE WERE SURE MAKING A BIG FUSS|
& undercarriage. From there it was into the house with doors closed & heaters going. No idea what the temperature was today but with the wind chill factor it was definitely an inside day. At the time of posting tonight our skies are clearing so fingers are again crossed for a sunny & warmer Tuesday.
|WHAT A COUPLE A CUTIE PIES|
GROANER’S CORNER:(( One Christmas, Joe and Peter built a skating rink in the middle of a field. A shepherd leading his flock decided to take a shortcut across the rink. The sheep, however, were afraid of the ice and wouldn't cross it. Desperate, the shepherd began tugging them to the other side. 'Look at that, 'remarked Peter to Joe, 'That guy is trying to pull the wool over our ice!'
Q. What do you get if you cross Santa with a detective ?
A. Santa Clues!
Q: Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
A: Because it " soots " him!
Q. What happened when Joe ate the Christmas decorations?
A. He came down with tinsel-itis.