Who knew it was going to take several days for my feet to thaw out ;c)
The sun is shining brightly and Dad suggested that we go take a walk around his neighborhood before having a bite to eat and heading up to Cottonwood ---Oooh! I LOVE PALM TREES!
I especially love palm trees in the sunshine when it is deep winter everywhere else. It makes me feel like I’m getting away with something. And I am!
Makes your mouth water just to think of how this must taste, doesn’t it?
Citrus ripening in the winter sunshine is another reason I love visiting Arizona in the winter. Lemon in your tea? Go pick it fresh off the tree!
Grapefruit growing round and heavy!
Bigger than a softball! How is it they don’t fall right off the branch?
Cactus, tall and proud --- this one has been inhabited by birds.
Prickly arms reaching up toward the sky.
My first trip to Arizona was when I was about 14 ---and I was mesmerized and enchanted by how many cactus seem to resemble human form ---
Another local phenomenon ---
People ride, dogs walk!
This made me laugh out loud, the dog running to keep up with the golf cart ---but the dogs seem to enjoy it!
This pair seems to be saying “Go faster! Go faster!”
Another thing I noticed on my walk-about with dad --- the smell of fresh mown grass! OHHHH! I haven’t smelled that in months – it was wonderful!
It’s about 100 miles to where we are going ----and I’m hoping for more scenery spots to get more photos along the way ----it’s time for the quilty part of this trip to Arizona to commence!