1 Shot Wednesday: Blooming Cacti

Today, I got out of the hospital after nine days. This is a dastardly Groundhog’s day! Last spring, my body created drama when she conjured up a strange condition that included a liter of cysts and a confused bile duct. Let’s not go there again. This year, my gut brewed up an unhealthy potion that poisoned the host. Last year, I was down and out for six weeks. This year, as I walk into my home, I wonder, “Are we done, now? Please, no more complications.” The monster bacteria will be silenced by the sword of an anti-inflammatory. I will watch as it assails monster b. back to its evil kingdom for good.

I pat my bulb drain, affixed to my tummy like a good luck charm. Hope urges me on with a response. “We’ll see how it pans out.”

I picked this lemony cacti in all her glory; despite how I feel on the inside, looking at this 1.21 meters (4 feet) plant makes me smile. I don’t know when I’ll return with a fresh post. A happy first day of spring, to you.

Five Shots: Hazy Shade of Winter


A winter storm is coming to North Central Arizona, tomorrow in fact. You can see the haze in the air and the sunshine is veiled in gray. Jim, Bear, and I took advantage of 62 degree temps and went hiking out to Sycamore Canyon Wilderness, and we found this gorge.

Opaque Skies Foreshadow the Snow Storm
Verde River Through the Gorge


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Space to Stretch


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A Wash

Hiking with a breeze and surrounded by space. Is there anything better?  

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