Tuesday, May 14, 2024

I guess we're not in Michigan anymore

Pic: A very different terrain from our usual hikes. It was uphill all the way (and somehow both ways) at the South Mountain trails today. 

My first saguaro in the wild--they had blooms on their tippy-tips! We also saw lots of hummingbirds, lizards, and quail. There were many snake holes, but I was lucky enough not to see any snakes. 

Big A, coming off a spate of several night shifts and never a fan of extreme heat, wilted a bit. But I was still hopping from boulder to boulder like a baby goat and jabbering away till the very end. We were running a bit low on water, so I even saved my share of the water for him. 

And at dinner, I polished off my meal and a significant portion of his. I feel like such a champ.


Nicole said...

That blue sky! Gorgeous!

Nance said...

Wow! What a great place to take a walk LOL. Your husband was a good sport to go along after such a demanding schedule.

Gillian said...


NGS said...

A real life saguaro! I thought they were made up plants (for Snoopy, of course) for most of my childhood! How pretty!

StephLove said...

That's beautiful. Such a different landscape.

maya said...

Nicole--Yes! The blue seemed to be in totally different range.

Nance--LOL. Yes, it was good of A :).


Engie--There were some that looked like they were throwing up gang signs. I was sure those were fake. LOL

Steph--Just lovely. I like trees and greenery, so I was surprised how much this landscape moved me.

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