Final days in the Sonoran Desert- AZ

Our winter stay in the Sonoran Desert this year began in January and seemed to just fly by. After my birding excursions at Patagonia, we returned to Tucson recently to wrap up a few appointments, hike with friends and socialize before beginning our slow migration north. While setting up camp we heard the military ‘birds” overhead, giving us a free […]

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Superstars of the desert – the Saguaro flowers

My wish of seeing the Saguaro blooms has been granted, even though with Steve’s situation it’s under less-than-desirable circumstances.  But we’re enjoying this opportunity as our consolation for being in Tucson this time of the year.  The best way to view the white Saguaro bouquets was to revisit Saguaro National Park. Driving there was also a step forward for Steve, as it was his first […]

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A rendezvous in the desert – Tucson, AZ

Humming Bird

So here we remain, at our “winter headquarters” for this year – Tucson.  The population of over a half million seems to be spread out enough that it usually doesn’t feel too overcrowded, although we do try hard to avoid commute hour traffic when possible. We love that this city is ringed by mountain ranges offering endless hiking opportunities, especially when combined with the […]

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