After a week of cold weather, even by non-desert standards, we are back to normal: light frost at night and low 60's during the day. A perfect day for a little hike out back.
We decided to go down my favorite wash to see whether the bee hive was still there and do so before the bees wake up. The wash is deep, and was carved when the climate was a lot wetter. The walls are made up of sedimentary materials, as in rocks held together by compacted soil, and not all that stable. There is always some scrambling over rocks and fallen trees, especially after our relatively wet summer. There is one small cataract where the rocks are very interesting.
Once the wash got too overgrown and the going got too rough, we went up one of the sides and had a snack on top of one of the surrounding hills. From there we saw our next promontory excursion. Emma says she's in.
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~