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How The Earth Sought Out Vengeance

How The Earth Sought Out Vengeance

Poison Oak and I go way back. I remember as a young Girl Scout ( in Southern California no less) learning that plants with leaves of three, leave them be!  In the city we didn’t have to worry. Plants with toxins had pretty much been eradicated, even way back in the 60’s. But dear sister … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: UP

Weekly Photo Challenge: UP

This weeks photo challenge made me realize I like to look up through the trees (or cactus) and take pictures. Never really thought about it before. Strange. I have a contrast here of Arizona and Oregon. Enjoy.

The Perils Of Driving

The Perils Of Driving

Life in the big city has its share of frustrations. Driving around in our own little personal rockets with 5 million other people driving their own little personal rockets is one of the most stressful daily events of city life. Phoenix is the craziest place I have ever lived and drove. Phoenicians say it isn’t … Continue reading

My First Tattoo

My First Tattoo

Months ago I blogged about getting my first tattoo. To Tattoo or Not To Tattoo?…That Is Not The Question and My First Tattoo… Update were the posts that I published concerning the ink matter. Now I am ecstatic to report that the art project is complete and the finished piece is far beyond what I … Continue reading

Phoenix Snow

Phoenix Snow

One thing I love about being a Cactus Wren, (a permanent snowbird in the Phoenix area) is the winter weather. Snowbirds know, that’s why they flock here during the winter months. While everyone else in the country is suffering from snow flurries, snow drifts and snow shoveling, we here in Phoenix enjoy 70+ degrees F. … Continue reading

I Hate Being Cold

I have become acclimated to the heat that Phoenix, Arizona is known for throughout the world. When people talk about Phoenix, images similar to the Sahara desert come to mind. Yes…. ’tis true that we have many months of 100+ temps for months-on-end in the summer. And, yes it is hard to bare if you … Continue reading

Snowbirds Flock To Phoenix

Ever wonder about Snowbirds? I have always heard the term and thought it sounded like a good idea. If you live some place really cold in the Winter and you have the means to get out of the icebox and warm up, why not? I lived in Iowa during the winter. 6 years worth. The … Continue reading

Petroglyphs~Ancient Graffiti

Petroglyphs~Ancient Graffiti

This afternoon Alan, Aliesha and I went on a hike in the White Tanks Regional Park on the Waterfall Trail. This is the easiest trail in the park with many rewards, including vistas of the city of Phoenix, cool rock formations, different types of cacti, a dry river bed with a dry waterfall (very rarely … Continue reading

Jack In The Box~ WTB

Jack In The Box~ WTB

Warning: If you enjoy Jack In The Box and all the slop on their menu, don’t read any further! The following is a bash/rant on why I can’t stand this fast food establishment and the opinions I’m about to submit into words will just upset you to the point of no return. I eat out … Continue reading