After months of no appreciable rainfall, the Phoenix metropolitan area finally received a variety pack of precipitation over the last several days: Rain, hail, snow and something called graupel fell over different parts of the Valley depending on the elevation.
For the last few weeks we have been watching a pack of coyotes at the Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, AZ. It is interesting to see how they live in such proximity to people and their pets without attacking them
What a year to look back to! It didn’t take long for things to get “uneasy” after the holidays last year. I’m not sure what was first but Corona became a topic quite early in the year and sadly our
It is already late in the year, but because it has been such a warm summer and fall, we can expect to still see some fall colors up in the mountains. Since we have hardly any aspens or oak trees
Despite the Corona virus we decide that we need a break and that a few days away from the Valley would do us good. Marco and Alan are making plans to go up to Page, where Alan and Diane have
On Saturday, June 13th a car caught fire on the HWY 87 just outside of town and only a few miles away from our new home. The driver pulled over and the fire quickly jumped over to the brush and
The years are flying by, we don’t even notice it. It’s only when we stop and reflect that we realize how much (or how little) has happened in the past 12 months. Picking up from our last year’s Christmas greetings, I
Over two years ago we learned about Fossil Creek. Last summer the whole area was closed for months due to extrem fire danger. This year we finally decided to make it happen. I checked the availability for permits and found
Today ended up being a good day. I went, as on so many days before, out to the Salt River early morning to see if I can find some wildlife to take pictures of and ended up at Coon Bluff.
I made myself a birthday present by taking the day off, so Marco and I could go on a day trip up to Heber, where another herd of wild horses have their territory. This herd is smaller than the Salt
We have not visited the Buckeye owls for almost a year. We left early today to be there at sunrise and were greeted by maybe half a dozen burrowing owls sitting in front of their burrows along the water canals
Recently a friend told us about the Chocolate Falls, which are about 1 hour north east of Flagstaff – a 3-hour drive. The official name is Grand Falls, but looking at the pictures below, it is clear why they are