Moon light is everywhere in the Sanora Desert It looks over my shoulder and often comforts me as I walkabout shadow casting It whispers to me... feel my strength... learn my lore...explore my energy a magnet out there in the universe quietly speaking my name
And then a morning walk brings a nudge... In case I am not paying attention the moon calls out to me again...with a friend
Our first moon balloon dance. Phil and I watch and wander!
"Being open to the possibilities" Eighteen months ago when we started on the 'sell everything and live in an RV' phase of our lives we pondered what that would mean. Could we build a deeper life in the world, with each other, and with ourselves? Could we pinch pennies and still be comfortable with this lifestyle? After much soul searching and running the numbers we decided to make this leap of faith.
I am steadfast in my resolve to move forward and trust this chapter even under the economic pressures that have resulted from the fleecing of America and the World. I don't think I can ever go back to the white collar world ...
"We are right where we belong" Echo's in my soul. Grateful for all those years of being saving freaks. Living small while playing with restraint.
We have found another warm wonderful nest that we will be in for a time. A new season is before us where we (I) slow down the chaos, live simply, and breath deep.
A blanket of moonlight comforts me I often find I am walking in it's shadow It's breath a gift to my soul Quiet and comforting Gently pushing me to grow my voice once again Beauty is all around And in these moments I gratefully breath it in.
One of the silver linings of our new home at Desert Trails RV Park is that Pericles finds awesome talent to come into the park and share their gifts with us! No driving, no hassle...just wonderful talent in a intimate venue in our own backyard.Last night I went to a magical performance given by the Viva Performance Arts Center ... a Mexican Folklorico Dance group. It was obvious this Dance School Director, Julie Gallego loves her dance family and sharing their gift with all of us.
Julie explained that the costumes are from the different parts of Mexico. We learned that not just the dresses but how the men held their bodies reflected different areas of Mexico. Unfortunatly I did not note the specifics. If we are lucky Julie may add a note in comments with the details. What a joy to watch these talented young people share a bit of themselves with all of us.
Watch this magic!
I have soooooo much to learn now living in the southwest...like Spanish.
What I do know for sure is that sharing time with a variety of hearts and souls only makes my life richer. Another day feeling blessed! I hope you had a blessing in your day too.
Phil and I are falling in love with the Tucson area. While we have a Tucson address we are really nestled out in the countryside. It's perfect for us so far.
Still it's been an adjustment...living in an RV park. The park is about 50% full, giving us time to acclimate before everyone moves in for the winter. On the 'active' side of our RV we still have a desert view with two empty spaces beside us. Whew. We LOVE that. Much to our momentary dismay we have had two almost neighbors. The space next to us is hard to park in ... thus the two almosts... Whew. We will buck up when we have too.
OK...enough wandering around my mind. Let's move on to TWO websites we highly recommend for wanderers.
FIND YOUR SPOT This is a survey site of many questions. You answer them and in response you get some ideas of towns that might be a good fit. Warning: You do have to give out some contact information to be emailed the report. ... Funny thing happened...Phil (to my delight) survived all the questions and guess what his Number 1 spot was? Yep Olympia. How funny is that. He must have answered no when they asked if it was ok if it rained 24 hours per day for 9 months a year. Hmmmm...
On to our very favorite reference site is: CITY-DATA This site has comprehensive information we wanted to know about towns under consideration. This includes stats on sunny weather! Lots and lots of stuff. Check out TUCSON ESTATES You will see all the good stuff here like the sun sun sun... You can also see important crime info and the like...Tucson. We are 8 miles out in the country and are happy with our location. We find everyone to be friendly and hope to work on learning some Spanish.
So if you are are a wanderer or just curious where a new spot might be then check out 'Find Your Spot'. Who knows, we might end up as neighbors with the spot next door. Best wishes and Happy Wanderings! Marie
Any idea which theme is my 'best seller'? (go figure)
Pinch me Welcome to my home office. Warm and sunny so please come in!
It's hard to go to work!
Best birdfeeder ever! Arrived here with no car so no bird feeder. Lucky had water bottles and scissors. Add a 3' piece of rebar I carried around... And wa la. In no time I had 'waiting lines' Ok pinch me again.
And again I can hardly breath
Ok time to help me with a bird quiz. It's an open book test. ;) Cactus Wren!
Common ground dove? Ohhh I might have a Inca dove too...I will have to get a picture!
Pinch me again A very good looking Cactus Wren
A very good looking House Finch... With a photographer who just discover a tri-pod.
A hummingbird want-t0-be I think it had yellow around it's face... Any idea?
Phil's morning hawk. It was dawn and very dark out still. Very dark head and back with a warm light brown stripped belly Swanson Hawk ... guess... what do you think?
Whose that on the right?
Another pinch.... Northern Cardinals from Maine ...my early home Here to visit me in Arizona. Wow.
Northern Cardinal Girlfriend...right????
Speaking of girlfriends Is this the pyrrhuloxia girlfriend?
Pyrrhuloxia Gorgeous Male I am drooling ... these three recent pictures are eye candy Who knew I would live in Dr Suess land of amazing creatures Breath Marie Breath
Flight of the Human..
Oh my Oh my A jack rabbit shocks me on a morning walk. More like a dog rabbit Two feet tall or so? Knock me over with a feather. My heart beat faster as I gazed upon this enormous friend. It must have been a jack rabbit that helped the Easter Bunny deliver me 50 years ago. Wow