On Saturday, we joined Ken and Marie and Richard and Judy for lunch at Mt Athos, the nice Greek restaurant in Florence. We had a great time chatting and the food was good, too. We had Christmas turkey lunch with Ken and Marie yesterday and the weather co-operated enough that we were able to eat outside then play a game of hand and foot outside later. Ken and I made a valiant effort but Aileen and Marie still beat us.
On Christmas night, we had .31 inch of rain in a short time. An hour after this we went to the hot tub and pool and sat there looking at the stars.
Friend Rich got a little too much air. There was a large rock on the other side that prevented him from tipping all the way, but he did damage his left tail light!
Along one of our trails
House Finch on a saguaro out in the desert
Immature Harris's Hawk
And a mature Harris's Hawk
The two of them
Ocotillo blooming with Mineral Mtn in the background
Closeup of an Ocotillo flower taken from the same vantage point as the above
Another Staghorn Cholla blooming out of season
This Red Admiral was in among the Queen Butterflies. We read that the Red Admiral isn't very common in the Sonoran Desert which is where we are. I guess we were fortunate to see one.
A couple of Mesquite snags below Box Canyon
Sunset down Ocotillo, our street, from in front of the motor home the other evening
Cactus blooming in Florence Gardens in the sunshine
Same cactus plant when I came back on a cloudy day
As usual, Florence Gardens residents put on some nice lights