I took the Tuesday riders out near South Butte this week
Looking beyond South Butte
Exploring a side trail, 87 year old Blue follows me
Not sure if this is a grasshopper or a katydid but I suspect it is a katydid. It was sitting in the middle of an old road in the wide open desert on a cool day while I was geocaching.
A couple of doves catching the first sun one morning when Mitzy and I were on our walk in the desert
Not many wildflowers blooming at present but there are a few Brittlebush showing some welcome colour
Often on our morning walk, Mitzy and I come home through parts of Florence Gardens and there are lots of planted cactus for the birds to roost on. This is a Curved Bill Thrasher
These sparrows are utilizing some holes in a Saguaro
A remnant of high water a while ago along the Gila River
I took my turn this past year going through Mom's photo albums and pulled out any photos that were of interest to my immediate family. I brought those with us this winter along with my photo scanner. I thought I would share a few that may be of interest. This photo is probably the first one of Aileen and I during out early courtship. This is July or August of 1964. We were 17 and 15.
This is the summer of 1965 with my first new car, a 1965 Vauxhall Viva
Our official engagement Christmas Day 1965
And our wedding October 7, 1967. We were 18 and 20.