Repost-Road trip time


Had to check up on the little red house for the day and as always it was a beautiful drive. How blessed the people are that get to live here. It is what I imagine living in a postcard would feel like.


Went to visit the town pond, at least that is what I call it. It was early Sunday morning and the tadpoles were jumping around while the frogs were croaking away. It was so quiet that early that we could even hear the dragonflies buzzing between the frogs singing.


There is a windmill next to the pond with a little sign posted that says wildlife sanctuary. I also noticed a for sale sign posted on the fence, so I hope the new future owners keep it as beautiful as it is now.

This place is a photographers dream. There are so many subjects around to shoot like old barns, buildings and cattle everywhere. I call it cowboy country.


Ran into one of my favorite horses, she is always posing for me, so I couldn’t resist another shot of this beautiful animal, I must have dozens of her by now. I wonder what she thinks of us city folk that stop by now and then and start shooting. I think she loves the attention. She has become my go to horse when in town.


When we finally pulled up to the house it was just as we left it a month ago. I will never forget that first day years ago when we looked at the place and fell in love with that beautiful mess and what a mess it was.

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Everyone thought we were crazy for taking on that project. There was basically no working kitchen and no storage anywhere. There were also no doors on any of the inside rooms. We used old French doors we picked up in the alleys that people just throw away. Old doors everywhere were being replaced with more modern doors here in the city. A good day for us was when the bathroom worked, so all the plumbing throughout the place had to be replaced. The Kitchen sink was more like a garage sink, grease and all.

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My husband wants to work on an adobe home next, until then we will try to remember to take some time to smell the flowers and visit that animal sanctuary now and then. It can’t all be about work, the days just aren’t long enough, so go out and take some of those hours for yourself now and then and listen to those frogs.


Coming in August:



DIY- Pom Pom Wreath

Mini Zucchini pizzas

DIY- flowers for your walls

Visit to our favorite Arizona supermarkets

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Sartenada says:

    I love road trips. I saw Your windmill among Your beautiful photos and it differs from ours:

    Traditional windmills.

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you. Up north at our little red house there are windmills everywhere. I keep telling my husband we should get one up there. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your road trip :):) The pictures are wonderful 🙂

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    1. Your welcome, it makes me happy when others enjoy seeing what my part of the world looks like.

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  3. Dr Dink says:

    Beautiful. Arizona is calling me too! Love your writing & photos

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    1. Thank you. My family is planning another road trip up north soon. Arizona has some pretty interesting places to see. I hope you get a chance to see it someday. Just wait until Fall-Spring. The summers in the desert are not so great and people can be a little cranky when the temps go up. Up north in the high country it is so nice, even in the summer but can get super crowded during the weekends because everyone from the desert areas try to escape the heat and head up there.


      1. Dr Dink says:

        Oh, I’m already here! Dual resident. My daughter & 1st grandbaby moved to Phoenix area last year. We are on 2-3 year plan to move from PA. I bought land north of Lake Pleasant. Looking forward to retirement adventures & learning a new lifestyle & let’s face it, out in desert highlands, staying alive!!

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      2. Wow, that’s great. Beautiful area out there too. Then you already know how hot it can get. It’s a dry heat though. It is so nice right now that I am headed outside to clear out a bunch of aloe in our garden. Aloe tends to take over but it is such a special plant to me. I will be making aloe gel later to store in the fridge for burns and face masks. My daughter lathers that stuff on. You can even use aloe vera in your hair as a conditioner. I would test it first before using it though, just in case there is an allergy to it. My Nana introduced me to the Aloe plant years and years ago when I was a little girl and we have been friends ever since.


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