It's really fall now, and the weather is beautiful. Temperatures are in the 80's, and 50's at night. We are living with the doors and windows open 24 hours. Lovely time of year.
On our hike today I was surprised to see entire hillsides covered in yellow flowers. We have a lot of DYC's here (Darn Yellow Composites), and I did not bother to identify these. There was still one agave lechuguilla in bloom, wonderfully fragrant; it must have thought it was spring.
We saw a couple of Mexican jays at our resting spot. It is a popular site with other people too because it affords a great view of the valley, and the jays are catching on as often tasty tidbits are left behind.
And then there is that yellow Lab, as always having a great time running along and taking a swim in Halfmoon Tank.
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~