Saturday, November 29, 2014

Green Desert

Now that we're back in Mesa, I probably won't be posting as often.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I haven't posted much since the end of October.  Ron has a couple of projects going which I'll be sharing sometime.  But we did get out one day with Carol and John to enjoy the results of all the rain this area received in September.  We took the Lost Goldmine trail - 5 1/2 miles, but only minor elevation changes.

The thing about hiking in the desert is that you can always see where you're going.

This trail runs along the base of the Superstition Mountains making for nice views the whole way.

We ran across this saguaro and couldn't decide if it would be considered a 'crested' saguaro or if it's just confused.  (Yes, John and Carol, the word finally came to me.)

It was a nice hike with fun people.

And to top it off, we got to see their new place.  We were their first visitors!

I just have to share this short video of a crazy dove on the house across the street from ours.  He must have stayed there for five minutes, enjoying the ride.


  1. LoL...what a stunt dove! I love hiking in open country its so nice to see where you're going!

  2. It great having good walking routes near where you live. Birds can play too.

  3. We were waiting for the dove to get dizzy, fall off of the vent fan and roll off the roof.

  4. That dove must be a reincarnated politician. Used to going round and round in circles and never getting anywhere... :cD