Tiny gems in an Arizona desert.

“ God will give you the power to have peace in the midst of the storm” Joyce Meyer We got cold weather and rain in January, and along with that came a green desert.Nothing like the weather some of our states are experiencing but cold for Arizona weather, at least for awhile. I hope everyone…

An Arizona outdoor market.

I love swap meets. I think they are some of the coolest places to visit. We have three really big ones here in Phoenix. Well one is technically out in Mesa but I still count it as Phoenix. The one I am posting about today is in Phoenix at a drive in Movie theater. I…

Quick trip to Our Little Red House

Time to start thinking about winter so we headed up north to get things ready for the Winter season coming up. We had some weeds to clear out and I was happy to see some purple morning glories still hanging around our old fence. They will be gone soon but the apple trees in town…

Hiking an Arizona desert after a rainstorm…part two.

Once we headed back from walking Waterfall Trail at the White Tank Mountains, we decided to drive around the park, which is huge. The rain clouds were all around the mountains. It reminded my husband of Ansel Adams photos from the 80’s. There were a couple photographers out that morning taking photos. Every now and…

Visit to an Arizona feed store

We have the cutest little feed store in our area called   Pratt’s pets and feed store, which has been around since the 1930’s. Emerson Wilcken Pratt was born in Mexico but his family moved to Arizona when Pancho Villa forced them out of Mexico and many years later the Pratt feed store would be…

Arizona is closed-

Well not really but parts of it is. A couple of weeks ago when we drove up to check on Our Little Red House we were surprised to see closure signs everywhere where happy families used to be camping and out enjoying our woods. It was really sad seeing this on our drive up. It…

A weekend at our little Red House.

Finally…after months of canceled trips because of work, school schedules, that stinking Flu, doctor visits, snow storm warnings and road closures, we finally made it up to our little red house in the valley. Every time we take this trip up north to check on things, we wonder about what we are going to drive…

An Arizona adventure- visit to a cacti museum

I can’t believe how popular cacti have become out in the world. A couple of months ago I came across some little cactus erasers. I have also come across a bunch of cacti pillows online too. I guess I am so used to seeing them that I can’t understand why they became popular all of…

An Arizona Hike.

There is a mountain right smack dab in the middle of this city of Phoenix, Arizona. Actually there are several. We do not have a shortage of deserts to explore here. Thought I take you along on one of my hikes/walks through one of our Arizona deserts. Not exactly like being there but close enough….