First Lemons of The Season

Lemon MargaritasWe started harvesting the first lemons from our “orchard” today. In reality, we had to rescue some of the low hanging fruit in danger of dragging on the ground. We did, however, get one nice ripe lemon to garnish a couple of lemon Margaritas that Verna poured.

If you look closely (click on the image to enlarge), you can see the Margarita glasses are a couple of zany skeleton faces that we recently acquired for the Halloween season.

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Punkin Season

Punkin Season

While we were in the grocery store this afternoon, I noticed a bin full of pumpkins that I thought would make for a nice photograph celebrating “Punkin Season.” Click on the image to enlarge.

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Baby Xander

Baby Xander

Our granddaughter, Anna, took this photo of little Alexander David dressed up in a “Monster Truck” outfit that Great Grandma Verna bought for him. Click on the image to enlarge.

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October Skies

October Skies

This was tonight’s lovely Arizona sunset. We get a lot of these during the fall and winter months and the occasional spring and summer sky and cloud shows around sunset.

The weather is starting to be what we call “second spring,” or that time between summer and fall when the weather resembles that of April and May. Still warm, mid nineties highs and mild lows. We should have a great weekend coming up! Click on the image to enlarge.

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The Long Ride

Travel Dogs

The Mama and Daddy took us for the long ride when we go to the other place we used to stay. Cabela and I ride in the back seat and wait for the times we get to go out and sniff and stuff. We do that three or four times before we get to the other place.

I don’t really like the ride, but I settle down after a while and lay down, but I don’t sleep. Cabela sleeps some, but when we slow down for a stop, we’re both very anxious to get out of the truck and sniff and stuff. Click on the image to make us big.

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Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak

We have been on the road quite a bit lately. We have had tragedies in California that necessitated travel to there, but we managed to mix a little vacationing road trip in as well.

After each foray away from our beloved Arizona home, we are greeted by this prominent geological feature as we approach Wickenburg: Vulture Peak. The peak can be seen from US 60 either coming from the southeast or from the west as we approach town. It can also be seen from State Route 89 coming from the north and from US 93 coming from the northwest.

From Wikipedia:

The Vulture Mountains are about 29-mi long, and east of center, about 13 mi wide; the range is somewhat crescent shaped, mainly trending east-west, and narrowing westwards. The northeast is followed by the course of a southeast stretch of the Hassayampa River; the river turns due-south west of Morristown, on US 60, making the east terminus of the range about 7 mi wide, at the rivers floodplain. The Hassayampa enters the north of the Hassayampa Plain, so a small river canyon region lies at the Vulture Mountain’s northeast, with the Wickenburg Mountains northeast, and the Hieroglyphic Mountains east.

The highpoint of the range is Vulture Peak, 3,658 feet, at the center east of the range. Another major peak anchors the west region of the range, Black Butte, at 3,612 feet.

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Entering Arizona

Sometime last week, we entered Arizona from Needles CA, on our way to Kingman. The weather was threatening to rain, but we managed to avoid any this time. This picture shows the Colorado River from Interstate 40 on the Arizona side with some sharp, craggy mountains in the background. Beautiful! Click on the image to enlarge.

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