It’s an Arizona Autumn… but this photo was captured on 2 January 2020. It’s Hamilton Avenue in the Verrado neighborhood of Buckeye. This quaint development is fast on the grow after having some fits and starts through the housing crisis of the early 2000’s. Buckeye is now the fastest growing city in the United States and the Verrado neighborhood is one of the reasons for the city’s growth spurt. This may seem like a commercial for Buckeye, but after spending seven winters here in this community, I’ve come to call it our winter home and can’t help bragging on it. Continue reading
While on one of our weekly hikes a few weeks ago, we happened upon a couple of trail maintenance tools sitting beside the trail. Not being trained in that particular skill, I can only assume that the pick is used to remove or modify stubborn rocks that might be a tripping hazard. I’m sure it has plenty of other uses. Continue reading
White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Arizona.
For the first photo challenge of 2020, Ann-Christine asks us to share images of a special place. Gee, that’s hard! I’ve done a lot of traveling for Journeys with Johnbo and have come to find there are many special places around this United States, and though I have not been outside of the Western Hemisphere (yet), I know there are many special places waiting for me to visit in the coming new decade.
Last week, Amy asked us to put our images on display using the theme ‘On Display.” You can view her challenge post here. As there is no photo challenge theme this week due to the holidays, I’ve elected to submit a holiday version of “On display” for my usual Thursday Photo Challenge post. For two years in a row, we visited the Phoenix Zoo where every year they feature Zoolights, a holiday display that shines at night and draws big crowds. Continue reading
Regular readers know that I can’t pass up a classic car show. Earlier this year the car club I hang with when in Buckeye toured the Martin Auto Museum in Phoenix. As you can see by the opening photo, they have a few Corvettes. They also have a wide variety of custom and original stock vehicles. Continue reading
Fargo, North Dakota.
Lynn and I are back in Fargo for Christmas week (at least that’s the plan as I am still in Arizona while writing this post. >grin<) Our plane tickets are bought and we are looking forward to spending a few days with family and friends back in the “frozen north.” We are looking forward to putting up our tree and decorating it with those ornaments we’ve had for many years now.
There are many holidays for those of different beliefs during this time of year. I know from my stats that I have a world-wide audience for this humble blog. Please accept my best wishes for you and yours, whatever holidays you honor. Continue reading
Last week I featured an image captured from the trail’s end at the top of Pyrite Summit Trail and its commanding view of the valley west of the White Tank Mountains. During the 740 ft (225 m) ascent, there were many views of the trail up ahead that I captured along the new Pyrite Trail. By the end of the month, I hope to feature a dronie image or two of the Arizona desert. I’ve first got to find a way to carry the drone in some kind of backpack as for now, it’s in a shoulder strap case that wouldn’t be very conducive to shlepping up a trail, both hands filled with hiking poles and a backpack filled with water, first aid kit, etc. Continue reading