Friday, December 13, 2013




I have always enjoyed the night.  Especially moonlit nights.  In the old farmhouse years ago we could walk out our back door, down off the porch & immediately be under the canopy of a zillion stars.  Oh how I loved that.  Our first dog Max & I walked the country road out front each night for years.  Even on winter nights we would be out there with snow crunching under foot.  On moonlit nights we could see for miles across glistening snowy farm fields.  I will always miss those nights.  Here in Congress it is similar.  No snow but soon as we walk out our front door & step off the porch we are again under the gaze of a zillion stars.   Pheebs & I slip out every night after dark & again in the pre-dawn morning.  We walk around the yard while I travel my eyes around the wondrous sights overhead.  One of my favorite constellations, Orion is now rising in the East.  And I love walking through our little Cactus garden on moonlit nights best of all.  Takes me back to an old country road I knew & loved so well.  And an old walking Pal who I knew & loved even more……………   


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GAY & JOE in a comment question asked, “I love, love, love the clay pot color around the blue door! Is it you or Kelly with all the color decisions? Nice!”……. Well, before I paint anything I always talk it over with Kelly & we kinda decide together what we like & what might look best.  When I painted my bedroom a year ago I just went ahead & did it in the South-West colors I liked & thought would go well together.  Lucky for me they did & Kelly liked it.  We have always loved colorful South-West décor.  Even way back before we began traveling to the South-West we both loved the colors & designs found here in the western States.  In the old farm house we had a big wooden Saguaro Cactus.  We put lights on it at Christmas time.  Little did we know that someday we would actually have a house & property in Arizona with a couple of our very own real 30’ Saguaros just outside our front door.  And another 12’ Saguaro just outside Kelly’s bedroom window:)) 


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Oh how I enjoy it when fellow RV’ers write about their love of the boondocking lifestyle.  In our opinion it’s just the greatest way to live while on the road traveling.  I have written my thoughts many times over the years on why we so much prefer to live that way of life when RVing.  The road less traveled if you will.  But tonight I will send you over to Nina & Paul’s thoughts at WHEELING IT.  Being full timers these are the folks who understand the way of life well & Nina is the one who is able to convey her love of the boondocking lifestyle through her blog in a way that makes it easy for everyone to understand……………….   


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GROANER’S CORNER:(( And once upon a time in the old wild West a fellow was riding in a stagecoach. Suddenly, a man riding a horse pulls up to the left side of the stagecoach, and a riderless horse pulls up on the right.
The man leans down, pulls open the door, and jumps off his horse into the stagecoach. Then he opens the door on the other side and jumps onto the other horse.
Just before he rode off, the fellow in the stagecoach yells out, "What was all that about”?  The man on the horse replied,  "Nothing. It was just a stage I was going through."

- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
(James Herriot)
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.


  1. Omigosh. I am always in awe of the way you are able to capture images in action so clearly. The birds in flight are wonderful! The clarity and stop-action moment are perfect.

  2. Best view of the night stars we've ever had (including at home) was at Alamo Lake State Park..I don't think you are very far from it..It's in the middle of nowhere...

  3. We to love the cloudless skies at night in Arizona with no light pollution, it is so magical.

  4. Loving your bird photos! Chuck and I also love the southwest colors and I feel some color changes coming on for the MotherShip!

  5. The flurry in the first photos reminded me of mariachi dancers. Like in the three photos we took in Dec 2011.