Stand Tall

The sunflower finds in itself a great strength to grow and flourish in places that are inhospitable and filled with obstacles others would fear to face. Yet it stands tall and proud, with its face toward the sun, allowing all the desolation and shadows to fall behind it. We should all aspire to be like…

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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…

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…

Flashback Friday – Sliding through Salome Jug

Salome Jug is a slot canyon located near Roosevelt Lake in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. It is fairly easily accessible from Highway 188 on A Cross road, but a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. It’s a short, fairly easy hike to the creek bed, only about a mile and half, but the canyon…