Category Archives: The Great Outdoors

Cooler than Yesterday

Even in the summer, especially in the summer, Husband and I get up early and walk the dogs. We were more than half way through our two mile walk this morning and I was dragging. The sun was clawing its’ … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Get Back to the Nest, Little One!

Papa Quail was most displeased to find his little one out of the nest and away from the protection of the bush at the base of our mesquite trees. Photo credit to Husband

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Natural Social Distancing

A couple weeks ago we got out of town and went in search of nature. The pups were excited to be invited along, squeezing out of the house as we loaded up the car, happy to wait in the back … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – 80 Degrees and Boy Tooth Fairies

Eighty degrees on a Sunday morning.  Husband is gone on his yearly trip to the Reno air races.  The boys and I head off to the Desert Botanical Gardens, (admittedly, there was some grumbling for they wanted the Science Center … Continue reading

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Returning

Ten days without kids.  Oh yes, this happened. Our vacation started off as a family vacation.  We flew up to my hometown to spend time with my mom.  It was a whirlwind tour of Washington and some the places and … Continue reading

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Yardwork in a Vase

Yesterday I tackled the front yard.  We have a patch of desert landscaping tucked under two large mesquite trees just to the right of our driveway.  I have not done much in the way of trimming this section since we … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Christmas 2016

After a morning of stockings and breakfast, we decided to continue with our relatively new tradition of a Christmas morning desert hike. We packed up the dogs and headed out to the desert. I must have been very good this … Continue reading

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Merry Morning Sunrise (Not a Minecraft One)

The coffee pot gurgled; the last few drops of caffeine sunshine drop into the craft.  This noise holds special meaning to Cody and Carter as it signifies that they may ask to play their beloved Minecraft.  We instilled this morning … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Taking Flight

Before the Arizona rains came and the boys did this, we saved a morning dove from much distress and perhaps even an early death. Husband and the boys had taken the dogs for a walk while I stayed home and … Continue reading

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