Nothing says Winter Fun like setting up housekeeping in the balmy desert!
Where else can you regularly get sunshine, highs in the 60’s, and low humidity?
It's a pleasant combination - agreeable climate, great scenery, and a community of adventurous folks who generously lend a hand.
|Doug changes out the GDB's water heater anode|
|Woof looks on|
Each time I visit the Sonoran desert, I fall a little more in love. The surrounding beauty captivates.
Then there's the showy Saguaro. Growing as high as 60-feet, the first arms don’t appear until the plant is some 75 – 100 years old. These majestic green towers produce flowers and fruit in addition to providing homes for all manner of native birds. Fortunately, the State of Arizona protects these wizened wonders from harm.
The Saguaro are noble creatures, to be sure, but it’s hard not to get all anthropomorphic and silly about them.
|A welcoming family of three|
|Gumby meets Picasso|
|Cactopus? A specimen with 8 arms.|
Botanists classify Saguaro as ‘tree-like’ so I guess that means we don’t have to hug ‘em. I’m just sayin’ – ouch.
And if all this wasn’t grand enough …. Debbie’s here!