We live in a large-ish house (1900 square feet), in a community with wide, clean streets. There are seven citrus trees in our yard: grapefruit, tangelo, lime, and three kinds of orange. In spring the blossoms fill the air with a heavenly scent. Cactus, bouganvilla, lantana and Mexican bird of paradise bloom in our yard.
We don't have stray cats or dogs wandering our unfenced yard, but we DO see quail, cottontail rabbits, coyotes, pigeons, doves, and hawks.
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners our family and friends gather around the table on our patio, enjoying the good life! In the late summer, there are spectacular monsoonal storms. Yes, it gets hot - really, really, hot - but we spend time out of doors, and our bodies adjust to the heat by sending capillaries closer to the skin and it's not so bad. Arizonans know to stay in the shade.
There is so much to do in this Valley of the Sun that we don't have enough time to do even a fraction of all that we would like. We don't make a lot of money, but we don't have to here in this divine place. The purpose of this blog is to share with you the wonders that are Arizona.