One Year in Sierra Vista

One year from yesterday (October 3rd, 2009) we arrived here in Sierra Vista, feeling more than just a bit shell-shocked and lost. A year later life is much improved, although I think we both (Bill and I) would move back east in a heartbeat. It’s not all that bad here in Arizona; we just miss family and the sense of normalcy that familiar environs engender. Every now and then, when I’m missing the green trees and sandy beaches of Florida, I make a mental list of what I do like about living here in Arizona. Here’s a few of those things:

What I like about Arizona:
• The lack of humidity
• The incredible vistas
• Rainbows
• Sky Islands
• The beautiful ornamental flowers & bushes
• New places to explore
• Hummingbirds

And, of course, there are times I make lists of the things I don’t like!

What I don’t like about Arizona:

• The lack of humidity
• The inhospitable terrain
• The cold west wind and snow in the winter
• The lack of large green trees
• The fact that the sand is not on a warm sunny gulf beach
• It’s too far from family, especially Miss Munchkin
• The fact that rivers rarely have water in them
• Tarantulas (I’ve only seen one, but that was enough)

Last night I saw the most incredible sunset on our way home from Mount Lemmon and Tucson. Arizona certainly can have some beautiful sunsets!

Sunset in Arizona

Sunset in Arizona


  1. Missus Wookie

    I’ll share my water with you if you’ll share your hummingbirds 🙂

    • Colleen

      Water? As in rain? Ocean? Fog?

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