5 Shots: Full Moon Rising

After school yesterday, we raced up to the plateau to get some fresh air and watch the full moon rise. The festivities included talks with my daughter, consuming hot dogs on a stick, smores with granddaughters, and sprinter Ruby doing loops around us. It was her first experience at our magical spot. She’s six months old and looks more like a dog now. Jim was dubbed Chanticleer after the rooster in that old animation film, Rockadoodle. His five females clucked (Ruby barked) around him and everyone was quite happy. Here are five shots of our outdoor living room.

Sycamore Wilderness up on the Plateau
a truly hot dog
Hot off the stick.
Ruby

50 thoughts on “5 Shots: Full Moon Rising

  1. I can’t decide what I like more: the scenery or Ruby! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Ha Ha. They are both photogenic. πŸ™‚

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  2. Looks like you are creating some magical family memories, Cindy. And what a backdrop for those too. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. Thanks, Pete. I was scrolling through my photo gallery. I have more photos of all of us on the plateau than any other place. It’s truly a magical spot.

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      1. Nothing like that around here. Not even close. πŸ™‚

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        1. Ah, but you do have the moors and highlands!

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  3. Lovely memories made, Ruby is the star!

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    1. Isn’t she a cutey? What a pretty girl she is becoming.

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  4. Beautiful, wonderful countryside!

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    1. Yes, January through May are the best months. Just great temperatures and eternal sunshine. Thanks so much, John, for stopping by!

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  5. Ruby is a gem. (Excuse me for that.) I got a hunch we will be seeing more of her.

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    1. Ha. Yes, she sits pretty and poses naturally. I’m having fun watching her white tufts grow as well as the haunches and tail. She’s very soft.

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  6. What a beautiful part of the country you live in. Thanks to your pictures, the part of your book set in AZ was easy to visualize.

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    1. Thanks! When I wrote about them sitting up on the plateau and their descent and cross across the Sycamore Wilderness, I was right there. πŸ˜‰
      Now for book three, I gotta find a way to get to the Philappines! Get in the jungle where the nurses worked at Hospital #2. I wonder what it looks like now. That is, if it’s been bulldozed and turned into living spaces.

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      1. I’ll see what I can find out.

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        1. You’ve done too much for me as it is. I wasn’t trying to create more work for you, my friend.

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          1. Research is what I do – and for you- it is definitely a pleasure! I think I might have what you need already – just double checking it out.

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  7. Every photo is spectacular! that said, the hot dog on a stick with the incredible view behind is amazing!

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    1. Ha! I thought of you. No bacon, but I thought you might like the picture. Other than a ballpark, a hotdog never tasted so good.

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      1. I love the aesthetic of the shot! That said, they are all beautiful!

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  8. What a cool spot! And Ruby looks like she smells one of those hot dogs. πŸ™‚

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    1. She ate two off of Milly’s plate. She’s verrrryyy fast.

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  9. Beautiful photos, nothing better than spending time with granddaughters. Tell that kid I want one of those hot dogs.

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  10. Oh, my! I used to say I wasn’t an outdoors person, but I think you changed my mind! Beautiful scenery and great company… πŸ˜‰

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    1. Not a television or computer in sight. The best way to kick off the weekend.

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  11. What was the nighttime temperature?

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    1. We were shocked how balmy it was. 60. Usually the temps drop as soon as the sun sets. Next week a cool front moves in. We might get snow later in the week.

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    2. The overnight lows this weekend were 40.

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  12. Wow!! These photos are fabulous. I kept scrolling and looking. Thank you, Cindy!

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    1. Awesome. Thanks for saying so, Jennie. We had a warm weekend and next week it will act more like winter, so we did our best to get out in the sunshine and enjoy the evening.

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      1. You’re welcome, Cindy. It’s been unusually mild here, too.

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  13. What a happy occasion. Glorious scenery with that family touch makes memories that will never be forgotten πŸ™‚

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    1. I remember certain events I did when I was a Mom. Looking back, there’s a few things that made me proud of myself. Now that the cycle is repeating, I’m hoping our time on the plateau will bring warm thoughts to our grandchildren.

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  14. Lovely scenes, lovely scenery. A stark contrast to my neck of the woods with storm Ciara howling outside and hailstone lashing the window.

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    1. Ouch! Time for a sifter of Scotch and Meg movie. I am about to watch the Oscars.

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  15. Rosie’s talking about heading down to Sedona again maybe next Spring.
    I’m not arguing.

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    1. When you do, you better contact me. I’d love to meet you two. We can do a hike together. πŸ˜‰

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      1. My ! Thank You. That would be awesome. This is all up in the air right now though. Rose is considering a few things and was passing this by me. I’m on board though. I’ll tell her.

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    1. It was a well-needed outing. I get so claustrophobic moving from car to school room to car to home. Repeat. By Friday, I’m dying to get out into the fresh air. Thanks for commenting, Bill.

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  16. Amazing pics. What a cutie Ruby is!

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    1. It’s a good thing, because she is a right royal pain in the neck. She eats everything! A goat, she is!

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  17. Looks like the best hotdogs ever. Do you do overseas delivery? πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the post.

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    1. Ha! Thanks very much for the follow and the comment, Equinoxio21. They were mighty tasty!

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  18. What a beautiful night! Nothing like a hot dog on a stick in a good company.

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    1. Thanks, Inese. I couldn’t agree with you more.

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