Thursday, March 3, 2016


Just Out Front

Sunrise In Our Backyard
Front Door View
I don't think a day goes by that I do not thank God for us living in Arizona or the beauty around me.  I was so ready to live in the country, that even after four months, the beauty of a sunrise, the tall cactus reaching toward the sky, the sun on the mountains, the gentle breeze in the morning before it gets hot - I am loving it all. The sunsets are spectacular and the stars like a painting.  I love the clear skies and so far the evenings without mosquito's.  I love walking the dirt roads by our house surrounded by mountains and ground squirrels darting in and out of holes.  I love the farmland like a green carpet with tractors and farm equipment dotting the horizon's.

Snake Before John Killed It

Today though, some not so happy thoughts entered my mind, first when I found a nice sized black spider in the garage and then when I got a call from my husband telling me he had just killed a rattle snake at our back door. I guess our dog started barking like crazy so John went to check it out, and in the shadows he saw something, so he turned the light on and wa-lah!  A pretty big rattle snake.  John took action with the shovel and no one was hurt but it definitely "rattled" everyone up a bit.  

I guess we have now officially been initiated into the Arizona back country!