Friday ritual inspired by other blogs. A single photo from this past week…. few no words…. just a moment captured in time. If you feel inspired to share…. leave a link in the comments with your moment.
Arizona sunrise over the Mule Mountains.
One nice thing about February – longer days, more sunshine. Here the sun is rising over the Mule Mountains (on the left) and Bisbee. The lone mountain on the right in the background is in Mexico. Just after I snapped this, the sun broke over the horizon. I have been able to capture some lovely sunrises on the mornings when I take Bill in to work!
Yesterday I posted about our wintry day in Bisbee. Today I’m sharing the pictures I took on our drive back home to Sierra Vista.
It was an unusual day for southeastern Arizona, although one to be anticipated now and again during the winter. The temperature was in the thirties, the wind was blowing hard from the west, clouds hung low over the mountains, and snow swirled off and on. And yet, just a few miles to the north, you could see the sun shining brightly and by the time we got home, the snow as gone.
Looking southwest into Mexico.
Some days I love living here!
This week’s Monday Morning Walk might be held later in the week or might even not be done at all! Sorry, but I need to get taxes done today and so I am going to post some pictures I took yesterday on a Sunday Drive.
Carr Canyon is just a few miles south of us and we’ve talked of driving up it many times; Sunday we finally attempted it. I say attempted because we thought it was a paved road, but it wasn’t and our car really isn’t suited to rough dirt climbs up a mountain. We made it about two-thirds the way up and then Bill found a place to turn around and we came back down. I would love to go all the way to the top (there are campgrounds and hiking trails at the top!), but we’ll have to have an all-terrain vehicle of some sort to do so, not our little Neon!
I did snap some pictures on the way up into the canyon and then on the way back down the dirt road that climbed the side of the Huachuca mountains.
Driving into Carr Canyon, you can see the sheer cliffs of the Huachuca Mountains.
Looking east down over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.
Looking south over the San Pedro Valley and towards Mexico. The mountain in the background is in Mexico.
Looking northeast over the town of Sierra Vista and the San Pedro Valley.
Looking north you can see the Mustangs and the Whetstone Range in the distance. In the center you can see the Border Patrol blimp that normally flies high over the area, monitoring the U.S. Mexico border. Yesterday was a very windy day, so the blimp was grounded until better weather.