Sakura Delight

Springtime has arrived subtle fragrance fills the air sakura delight On a recent trip to Seattle I found myself strolling from downtown, along the waterfront through Olympic Sculpture, Myrtle Edwards, and Centennial Parks. I took in the stark contrast between the downtown city skyline and the serenity of Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound.  Amidst…

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…

Hiking Horton Creek Trail near Payson, Arizona

Horton Creek Trail is a fairly easy 3.5 mile out and back hike. It has a slight uphill grade, a pretty little creek and lots of shade along the way. The creek is fairly shallow with small pools and lots of pretty little waterfalls, and culminates at Horton Spring which bubbles cool clear water from the hillside. You’ll see wild strawberries, blackberries and grapes growing along the creek, but watch out for poison ivy.