Monday 27th December 2021
2021 has been quite an eventful year. We have been vaxxed, boosted, trapped under a heat dome in Oregon and dodged wildfires in Washington. Life has calmed down since we arrived in Phoenix in November. We are staying busy playing plenty of Pickleball and hiking. Of course the Beast always needs pampering over the winter. After 12 faithful years the dishdrawer conked out. We installed a new one which thankfully slid right in the same hole.
We always enjoy a hike in the Superstition Mountains just up the road. The Saguaro with all the arms looks nice and healthy considering it’s at least a hundred years old.
This one is in its final death throes.
It’s always great to hike with good friends. Hope we get in a few more trips Jan and Tom.
I have been practicing the macro setting on my new phone.
It helps when it’s nippy in the morning and the butterflies are slow to get moving.
This guy was giving us a serious look as we slowly passed by. The whole area was open range.
Since it has been just the two of us this holiday season (Bah Humbug) we found a tiny 10 lb turkey and chopped it in half. We had this exact same meal at both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I have a new flower garden to play with over the winter.
We have had some very nice sunsets lately.
Dean and I wish you all the very best in 2022. Stay healthy everyone.