From Flower to Fruit

Saguaro Cactus, after dozens of years of growth, will produce beautiful white flowers.  These flowers are pollinated by bees and birds during the day, and bats at night (see previous post here). Soon after bloom (they bloom for less than 24 hours!), the fruit will appear.  The fruit is eatable.  Sweet juicy tissue surrounds up…

Sonoran Sunrise

During a few days off work, I have taken the opportunity to do some short hikes in the nearby desert areas. Too hot for evening sunset, so instead we’ve set the alarm and headed out before 5:00 am to catch the sunrise.  The mornings have been cool and the sunrises, amazing.  The quiet stillness of…

Invest in Moments

I have read that special moments and experiences create memories that grow in value over time. I have felt this and believe it to be true. We recently returned home from a ten day road trip. When I am asked how our trip was, my initial response is “Amazing!”. We did have a fantastic time….

… P.S. Golden Gait was AMAZING!

As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I decided share the first place we stopped when we hit San Francisco: The Golden Gait Bridge It was one of the top highlights of our road trip up Highway 1. I love it when a plan all comes together: We happened upon a fantastic parking location (free!).  We…

Coffee and Memories

Last week we ended our final road trip on Highway 1, at San Francisco, before heading  home.  We enjoyed coffee at a little shop in Union Square.  I shared my memories as we sat and took in the surroundings. Twenty five years ago I took a weekend visit with a good friend.  She shared with…