Happy First Day of Spring

It’s March 20, 2017 and today is the first official day of spring. I know it seems like spring just bypassed us here under the heat of the Arizona desert sun, but if you look closely you will see the striking beauty of the desert heading into full bloom. Wild flowers are springing up along…

Superstition Meadery – Reinventing an Old World Craft

Long before craft beers hit the scene, and centuries before grapes were crushed into wine, there was a liquid gold nectar that started it all — Honey Mead. The oldest form of liquid libation known to man, Mead has been enjoyed around the world for more than 8,000 years. It is even believed its origins…

Fall is upon us – What is your favorite thing about fall?

This morning I was reminded of how beautiful Arizona can be in the fall. The morning air is crisp and invigorating, and the forests become so vibrant and colorful!  What is your your favorite thing about fall? Please share your thoughts, stories and photos in the comments below (pingbacks are welcome).  #fall #autumn #inspiration #writing…

The Spirit of Elvis

This chapel was used in the filming of the 1969 American Western Movie Charro starring Elvis Presley. Having survived two fires, it is now part of the Superstition Mountain – Lost Dutchman Museum. It sits at the base of the Superstition Mountains as a reminder of the glory days of the wild west and all the old western…

Fighting Fire with Fire

Fire fighters continue to battle the Fulton Fire that has been blazing in along the Mogollon Rim and Highway 260 Northeast of Payson, Arizona. Today smoke was heavy and roads were closed as they were setting back fires along Young Road south of Highway 260 in an effort to contain the fire.  As of today…

Hiking Little Granite Mountain Loop near Prescott, Arizona

It was a couple of years ago that I first found this beautiful hike in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. I had been struggling with some personal challenges, and been pretty depressed during that time. In order to stay upbeat and positive I was trying to get out and do as many things as I…

Exploring Colossal Cave in Vail, Arizona

On our excursion to Southern Arizona wine country earlier this year, we did a little sight seeing outside of the wineries. In other words, we wanted to give our livers a break and get a little exercise. We had talked about visiting one of the caves in the area, and since we had been to Kartchner Caverns before,…