Monday, February 25, 2019


Not to be left out, we have had a series of record breaking storms here in Arizona.  The last one dumped 2.07 inches of rain on us.  Places like Flagstaff up in the high country broke all time daily records for snowfall.  I think Flagstaff got 38.2 inches in one day.  We took a drive up to the nearest snow area yesterday afternoon just for a peek.  A gazillion other people had the same idea and it was very busy!
After having cool temperatures ever since we returned from Quartzsite, we are looking forward to some warmer temperatures that are forecast.  I hope it gets warm enough to get the wildflower bloom going full out so we get to see some of it before we leave.  I will lead my first club ride this morning and we have a busy week planned with getting the car serviced tomorrow then a club cookout in the desert behind the park tomorrow evening.  Aileen and I and another couple plan to ride Wednesday then we have friends Geoff and Dodie coming to visit on Thursday.  I will lead another ride on Friday.
I don't imagine it will slow down now for the rest of our time here.  Card games, potlucks, outings and more rides are all on the agenda.  Several places have sold in the park this year and some of them have sold fast.  Our neighbour put up a sign one day and about ten minutes later it was sold.  Another took three days.   Rentals are getting snapped up as soon as they come along.  If you don't have a rental booked a year in advance, it is very difficult to find a decent one.

Filaree makes a pink carpet in the desert

We lucked out and got to see two lambs

Two lambs, two mothers

Desert Bighorn ram

We flirted with the storm but fortunately it held off

Not sure what this pretty flower is

Mexican poppy

Red-tailed Hawk

Price Rd was well flooded after the rain

This is one of our usual crossings of the Gila River.  Probably over six feet deep and very strong current now.

Mexican poppies just opening

After a storm, shot from the highway

Our car windshield from inside the car

Car windshield from outside in front

Car roof

A Hibiscus looking bush in the park next door

Sunset out behind the park

Interesting rock formations on Hwy 60 east of Superior, AZ

We went for a look at the snow east of Superior yesterday

With all the rain and now melting snow, there were some rare waterfalls along Hwy 60 east of Superior


  1. Love your pictures of the flowers and especially the Rams. Hopefully the miserable weather has worked itself out and we can get some seasonable weather again.

  2. Your pictures are wonderful because you have a good Photographers Eye and being somewhere at the right time helps as well.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the chance for more pictures.

    It's about time.

  3. Great photos, you definitely have a good eye. I always enjoy your posts. (Say hi to Alice and Jim)