It's been a week now that I've been back to spend the winter in sunny Arizona. I've managed to unpack, mostly put things where they go, do yardwork, grocery shop and laundry. Heck, this morning I even participated in the community's annual fall Patio Sale. So it seems, this cycle of life for the next six months goes on as usual.
The weather has been wonderful, temperatures reaching into the mid-90's. Even better, there have been no rattlesnake or scorpion sightings for now! The coyotes have been much more vocal this year than last, heard them howling up a storm in the middle of the night last night. I must say, being so close to the desert here in Gold Canyon, I do really enjoy seeing the wildlife (well not the snakes and scorpions)! Today I watched some sort of very large hawk circling over head and screeching out his warning as if to say, look out little insects, rodents, etc, I'm watching you. Yesterday I scared up a bunny hiding in the neighbors brush. I am hoping that this will be the
year I actually get to see a Javelina but maybe not since they don't usually come out around here until late at night and I'm not usually outside then. Last season there were Bobcat sightings and the year before, a Mountain Lion.
Not to be forgotten, the sunsets have been beautiful and the ever alluring and mysterious Superstion Mountains are never tiresome to gaze at.
Life is good!