1 Shot Wednesday, 2010s, Arizona, nature

1 Shot Wednesday: Smoke in the Valley

Living next to a wilderness area, lightning can strike during monsoon season and start a wildfire. That’s an annual threat in Arizona. The smoke travels and descends into pockets of the terrain and sits there causing poor air quality for animals and people. This picture is bizarrely beautiful. Taken in 2014, the wind pushed the smoke from a fire forty miles away to the Verde Valley.

1 Shot Wednesday, 2010s, family

A Girl Christmas

It’s a female Christmas for me this year. I’m used to making corned beef hash and serving up the hearty dishes for the men in my life. This year, one is a vegetarian, one is on Keto, and one won’t eat anything no matter how hard I try.

Salmon, celery sticks, lentils and lots of champagne. I can do this!

To my blogging buddies: I wish you warmth, photo opportunities, a drink that never empties, and good movies to watch. Blessings to your families and thank you for your company.

Love & Friendship,


Granddaughters for Christmas. O my!