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Donny is almost all grown up.  His voice is changing and every time I hear him half chirp, half quack, I think of Peter Brady’s “When it’s time to change.” song, from the Brady Bunch.  P.S.  When I was little, I wanted to live with the Brady family SOOOOO bad.

His little nubby wings are starting to get real feathers.  I can’t help but think that this looks like an uncomfortable process.  It has to hurt.

I adore watercolors!  They make me happy and fill me with the desire to get my art on.

Arizona sunsets are unbeatable!  So are desert trail bike rides! (not pictured)

I love the perspective of this shot.  I had my phone laying on the ground, angled ever-so-slightly up.  Ami’s serious expression is my favorite.

Happy mushroom growing in our empty flowerbed.  Mushrooms are just cool.


Filed under Feeling Fartsy, Natural Happenings

Colossal Cave

We took an afternoon trip to Colossal Cave this weekend.  I took a total of four photos inside the cave because I felt rude and didn’t want to blind everyone with the repeated flash.  Of the four I took, I only liked one.  If I were allowed to stroll through at my leisure by myself I would have taken a ton more.

After the tour we went down to the ranch and explored.

We sleuthed for gems and found some beauties.

We happened upon a cute little toad.

Goofed around

Explored the tiny museums.

And said hello to the stable tennants.

Jeremia and I loved on “Dodger”.

He is the sweetest horse I have ever met and I wanted so badly to bring him home.  I settled for soaking up as much love as possible.

On the way out we passed some cows, and even a calf.

I could visit with animals all day everyday and never tire of it.




Filed under Everything else, Family, Natural Happenings, Rodents aka kids

Hot Damn, It’s The Hoover Dam!



Wind turbine blades?  We are pretty sure that’s what they are.

Those puppies have got to cost a small fortune to make, transport and install.  They offered us a quick opportunity to talk about alternative energy sources and tied in nicely with the trip to Hoover Dam that same day.

Almost there.



We talked about what it must have been like to be dangling over the edges, so high up, building something so massive. How terrifying yet exciting it must have been to work on the enormous project.




The views were amazing.


We were pleasantly surprised to find the residents Hoover Dam were posing for photos on the way out.


We scared all but one of these Big Horn Sheep away.



Tomorrow: Vegas

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Filed under Adventures, Amazeballs, Rodents aka kids