Desert Friends

Hello, Clark’s Spiny Lizard! Hello, Common Chuckwalla! And finally, the sweet little Verdin framed in a world of enchantment 💚 When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as…

Abert’s Towhee

His name commemorates the American ornithologist James William Abert (1820-1897). And what is an ornithologist, I asked myself? Wikipedia says: Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the “methodological study and consequent knowledge of birds with all that relates to them.” Wikipedia also says that Mr. Abert was an American Soldier. God bless him!…

Reflect

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park? ~ Ralph Marston

Cathedral Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ

While ordering breakfast, before heading out on our first adventure in Sedona, I noticed a slight surprise in the voice of the super friendly employees at Creekside Coffee, when we mentioned Cathedral Rock. They said the view was certainly worth the climb. They also suggested another hiking trail we might enjoy, West Fork trail. In…