Tag: Fort Huachuca

A Bit of Rain

Over the weekend we had .39 inches of rain in our backyard (did I mention how much I love my new weather station?). This morning it has been misting off and on, although not in enough quantity to register, yet.

When I took Bill in to work this morning, I saw rainbows!

Rainbow over Fort Huachuca

There’s just a hint of a second rainbow to the left of the brilliant rainbow. I took this as I was coming off post, looking back west to the Huachuca Mountains.

The sky/cloud/mountain interplay the last few days has been quite spectacular when we have been taking our daily walks. I took this yesterday afternoon:

Shadows over the hills around Tombstone

This is looking east, towards the hills around Tombstone and the taller mountains beyond.

I hope to get a chance to drive out of town a bit sometime today and see what photo opportunities arise.

A New Blimp

The Air Force has been testing out a new blimp and even flew it last Wednesday on a test flight. Not that it actually flies, but it sits on the end of a tether. But I guess that tethered flight was a success and we will soon be seeing it back in the air when weather permits.

This is the view from the end of our main street coming out of our subdivision last Sunday evening. You may remember that high winds broke the tether of the previous aerostat and brought it down into populated areas of Sierra Vista.

I took this picture Sunday evening looking to the west past the subdivision that lies closest to Fort Huachuca (you can see the lights from some of the windows in the foreground). The mountains in the background are the Huachucas.

Buffalo Soldier – 365-017

Buffalo Soldier

This Buffalo Soldier is the last of the carved figures (see Wooden Indian and Cowboy posts).

Buffalo Soldier

Fort Huachuca here in Sierra Vista is known as the home of the Buffalo Soldier. The Buffalo Soldiers fought in the Indian Wars in the southwest during the last half of the 1800s. Discover Southeast Arizonal has an informative write-up about the Buffalo Soldiers.