Tag Archives: Arizona

Bikes in Our Future – Steve Turning 80 Soon – Carol Ann 70 – We Think We Can Ride Them and Have Fun – Good Exercise – A Recap of Challenging Journey – Different from Our First Year that Happened without a Hitch –

Shopping for bikes was a project that took some time, but we have found the right bikes for us, we think. Yes, I can mount it. In fact, I’ve been riding it. Steve also has been riding his. We plan … Continue reading

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Where Have We Been – Up to Flagstaff Arizona – Albuquerque and Santa Rosa New Mexico – Amarillo Texas – Oklahoma City – West Memphis Arkansas – Nashville Tennessee – Virginia – Pennsylvania – Long Island New York – Ohio now – Heading for Michigan in a Few Days – South to Florida, West through Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and New Mexico – Back to AZ –

Here we are pausing for a week in Streetsboro, Ohio, not far from Cleveland. This park is a beautiful place. If we were to see nothing else in this area, we would be waking up each morning to natural beauty … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day to Travel on Interstate 40 through New Mexico – Albuquerque Was Our Next Stop – All Was Well until It Wasn’t – The Jeep Would Not Start – AAA to the Rescue – But Our Trouble Was Not Over Yet –

Steve and I have been traveling since April 17. We headed north for Flagstaff, Arizona, and it was cold. We continued west to Holbrook, Arizona, and it was cold. We should have expected it, but we didn’t. We were uncomfortably … Continue reading

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Morning Walk – Early February in Arizona – Green Grass – Sunshine – and Shadow – Three Scenes that Caught My Attention – Three Photos –

Although a shadows is a reflection and not the real article, these seven trees outlined so clearly by the morning sunshine on the park grass held me in awe. Grass was the chosen landscape in all front and backyards in places I’ve … Continue reading

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Fog Rarely Happens in Arizona – This Is the First Time I’ve Experienced Fog Since I’ve Been Here – Amazing – I Ran Outside with My Camera – Snap –

See the fog by looking at the treetops. Arizona climate is so dry that fog rarely forms. Hardly ever will fog appear in an Arizona summer, but once in a while in winter fog happens. It happened today, and I went outside … Continue reading

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Hardwood Flooring Project Is Finished – We Spent a Rainy Day at Home Relaxing – Pot Roast Baked Slowly in the Oven –

Steve did a great job installing engineered hardwood flooring throughout the game room, kitchen, living room, office, and hallways. He began the project many months ago and had to interrupt it for his hip replacement operation. Finally, the entire job is finished, … Continue reading

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Trench Digging with a Hoe – Woe Is Me – I Was Reassigned from Bush Trimming to Trench Digging – Yes – We Have a Good Reason to Remove the Stones from Around the Plants –

Life as a bush trimmer was easy. I thought it was hard, but now I know better. I was reassigned to trench-digging with a hoe before I could try my hand at tree trimming. Steve sprays for weeds around the plants. He believes he … Continue reading

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I’m Glad to Help with Gardening – The Work Is Overwhelming until We Get Caught Up – I’m Not Used to Being This Busy – Steve Never Slows Down – He Hated Waiting for His Hip to Heal So He Could Start Back to Work – Gardening Is Temporary Work for Me – SMILE – I Can’t Wait to Take It Easy Again –

There he is trimming the Blue Fan Palm again. After he spent three hours on the palm, he cut up the Little John bush the cactus killed as it crashed to the ground. Multiplication is Steve’s best mathematical skill. He multiplies his … Continue reading

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Blue Skies Are Soon to Return to Arizona with the Scheduled Cessation of Monsoon on September 30 – Will Monsoon Leave as Predicted – YES – Yes – yes – Most Likely It Will –

  Today, September 24, we enjoy a clear blue expanse! No sign of storms up there today! Perhaps Arizona Monsoon is finished playing tricks and sending dust and rainstorms for this year. We will see. Arizona Monsoon begins June 15 and … Continue reading

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Summer Is Hot in Florida – And Hot in Arizona – Long Hair Needs a Jaw Clip – I’m Sending my Daughter in Florida Relief from the Heat in the Form of a Scunci Hair Clip – It’s on the Way Via U.S. Postal Service –

I was talking on the phone with my daughter when she told me that she was considering getting her hair cut short even though she prefers it long. She lives in Florida and doesn’t like her hair touching her neck … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Sky Reappears – Not a Trace of Blue – We Still Need Rain for our Desert – Will We Get Rain or Dust – Or Neither – Steve and I Are Hoping for Rain –

Monsoon skies have returned! Yesterday the sky was clear and blue. The sun was shining brightly. Today the clouds are clustered close together allowing not even a hint of blue to show through. Everywhere else I have lived, clouds in … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Skies Make Me Stare in Wonder – Many Months – Uninterrupted – Clear Blue Skies Contrasting with These – Ever-changing – Fluffy Monsoon Clouds – From Dark and Threatening to Bright and White – Entertain me –

For all the months that nonstop blue skies have covered us like a smooth, commercially-constructed, azure blanket, these monsoon skies hold my interest like a heavenly movie with constantly changing scenes. If I walk out the door right now to … Continue reading

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How Did We Miss the Damage Caused by the Monsoon Rainstorm Wind – I Opened the Blinds to Enjoy My Backyard View and Found it Distorted – High Winds Had Toppled A Very Large Limb of our Emerald Palo Verde Tree –

The beautiful Oleander display I watched from my kitchen window is replaced with this sad predicament. I hope we can get it taken care of soon. More monsoon weather may be coming. In the middle and slightly to the right … Continue reading

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Arizona Receives Monsoon Rains – This Time the Rains Fell on Our Turf – I Heard a Loud Rumble and Opened the Door to See What Was Happening – When I Saw – I Thought of Elijah Calling Down Rain at Mount Carmel – Showers of Blessing for Us –

1 Kings 18:41-44 – The Bible (KJV) –  And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top … Continue reading

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Sky Watch Continues for Me – More Arizona Monsoon Skies – Found a Few Facts about Monsoon – Monsoon Is Not a Storm – So – What Is It – Read and Learn –

Monsoon is not a word that means storm. It comes from the Arabic word mausim, which means season or wind shift. We are in a season called monsoon. If we have a severe thunderstorm, it may be called a monsoon … Continue reading

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Sky Watching after Dust Storm Warnings – Amazing Skies – Unlike the Usual Unclouded Skies of Arizona –

Such depth and complexity above I saw as I stared at those clouds! The moment the warning sounded, I stepped outside to grab a snapshot the heavens. (See the second photo below!) Interestingly, as threatening as those skies were, no … Continue reading

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Rain – Rain – Rain – We Need Rain in the Valley – Last Night We Had a Dust Storm – Somewhere in the Valley There Was Rain – Amazing – Happy July 4th to USA and Anyone Wishing to Celebrate with Us – Party – Party – Party –

Happy Independence Day ! Let me tell you about our Dust Storm last night, but mostly about the dust storm warning. If you live in Arizona, you already know about this. Every time there is a probability that a dust storm will … Continue reading

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Loving Those Treetops with Blue Sky Showing Through – Good Morning from Arizona Skies to You –

Lamentations 3:22-23 – (NIV) – Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

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Good Morning from Arizona – Tall Palms and Blue Skies –

  Tall Palm Trees against calming blue skies – a common sight in Arizona. Who but God could create such beauty?

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Contrasting Florida and Arizona – What are the Differences – Love them Both –

I spent nineteen years in Florida. I arrived one year ago in Arizona. Both have warm (HOT) climates in the summer. Both have pleasant winters. So what’s the difference? Florida is humid; Arizona is arid. Florida has big fluffy white … Continue reading

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