Craft Fair and Bluegrass Festival

Bob at Rodeo Grounds Verna at the Craft Fair

Although we don’t normally venture out on the weekends, today held a special reason, actually two, to lure us out of the comfort of our beautiful home. It was a beautiful spring-like day with sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s.

The first event, an arts and crafts show downtown by the library, was interesting; there were many vendors of jewelry, clothing, pottery, knick knacks, books and other stuff. We looked around a bit and Verna bought a decorative screen cover for a wine glass to keep the bugs or falling debris out. We didn’t stay too long, just enough time to look at all the booths.

The other event was our Annual Bluegrass Festival. There were several bands that we listened to, all of which were very good performers. We also browsed the vendors up at the Rodeo Grounds where the event was being held. I bought a souvenir T-Shirt commemorating this year’s Festival.

Photos of me in my new cowboy hat at the rodeo grounds and of Verna browsing at the craft fair. Click on either image to enlarge.

After Dinner Walks

Local Scenery

When we take our walks after a big meal, we are lucky to live in a town where the desert environment provides a very pleasant array of scenery. One path we take goes by a little hill with many mature saguaro cacti. At the end of that path we can see the mountain ranges across the Hassayampa Valley. Just north of the path is the street where one of the home owners has installed a waterfall feature along the frontage of their property.

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Throwback Thursday

Canyonlands National Park

Eight years ago today – Enjoying the beautiful scenery of Canyonlands National Park. This is near where Verna collected a small vial of red dirt that would later be used to provide the color match for paint on our Arizona home. Click on the image to enlarge.

Joys of Dog Ownership

Joys of Dog Ownership

When I say “Dog Ownership,” I actually mean the DOGS OWN US. Verna took this photo of me coming down Gloria’s Driveway today holding a bag of the puppies everyday contribution to the perpetuation of the ecology of the planet. These bags go to the landfills and eventually decay so that the nitrogen cycle of the contents can be released, thus completing the aforementioned contribution.

We had rain today, badly needed in the desert and there is more forecast for the week to come – April Showers/ May flowers. Click on the image to enlarge.



There is a large pond in the RV resort very near where we were parked during our recent visit to see the kids and grandson. These ducks seem to be part of the landscape when we visit this park.

The baby and his parents were feeding Cheerios to these guys as they came very near our camping spot. This was very entertaining for the six-month old boy who laughed and made noises to try and attract the ducks to come closer, which, of course, they were wise not to have done.

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