The weather has been beautiful the last week or so, but we have been busy with indoor projects so this morning we felt the need for some hiking or riding. Hiking won out, and I picked Deer Saddle in the Stronghold. It is close by: we just walk out the back door and head up the hill that is part of our daily view.
It's an interesting knoll altogether. It has a variety of different rock types and lots of vegetation. It has been very dry the last couple of months and the grasses crunch underfoot. Once in a while you get a whiff of some herb that has been crushed. It is a bit tough going because of the steepness and some loose rocks, but you can follow some of the trails that the deer have made. It's obvious though that they are shorter than we are.
We spent a little time on top admiring the stunning views before we headed down for stall cleaning, showers, and lunch. Lovely Sunday morning.
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~