As we drove to the Stronghold this morning to go on our weekly conditioning hike, it was evident that last week's weather system dumped a good deal of water there too. Water was running across the road, and deer were calmly grazing in the lush grass.
As many times as we have done this climb, there are always different things to see and detract us from our panting and sweating. Different flowers, different insects. Did this worm come from the oak galls?
Running water also meant that Halfmoon Tank was full again, much to Emma's delight, who plunges in without hesitation these days. And with all that fresh water added, she came out smelling sweeter than in previous weeks.
On our way home we saw another couple of does along the road, with 2 fawns who still had spots. Unfortunately they all bounded off before we could get a good picture. I am finding that unless I sharpen my skills, the blog will be featuring more Daniel photography than mine. I am no match for a DSLR and Photoshop.
After living in the Pacific Northwest for 30+ years, Dan and I left our high-tech jobs to build our dream house in the country in a climate that is more conducive to an outdoor lifestyle. So here we are in SE Arizona, living the dream that was in the planning for 25 years.
I am writing this blog to keep track of time and our activities, in short to ensure we live with intention as this is the time of our lives.
"If you talk to the animals
They will talk to you
And you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them,
You will not know them.
And what you do not know
You will fear.
What one fears one destroys."
~Chief Dan George~