Corona de Tucson
February 11, 2024
Settling in at home is a wonderful thing...putting things in their place, adjusting to space, our very own little oasis, a roomy shower, and a much larger washer and dryer are just a few things that help settling in wonderful. There are many things we enjoy about home, but the quiet might just be my most favorite thing of all about being here.
Monday, we were up early and headed to Lazydays KOA. Just saying/writing Lazydays KOA floods my brain with so many great memories of days gone by. Carol and Ronnie left SD when we did and pulled right in to the KOA for two weeks of Tucson time and Monday we had plans to hike at Catalina State Park. Anybody that has visited this beautiful Arizona state park knows that to do most walking/hiking there one must cross the wash. Sometimes, the wash is dry...that is always sad to me...and sometimes the wash has running water...that always makes me happy. Memories of laughing all the way across with garbage bags wrapped around our legs come to mind...just ask Sue ! No bags this week, but there were lots of laughs heard while wading thru the better than ankle deep cold water.
|Titled : Wild Horse Race
oil on canvas, 1954
I loved the bold colors and action in this painting.
And "Master Thesis Paintings" featuring a selection of watercolors and oil paintings from his 1945 University of Arizona Master of Arts Thesis.
Concerto #1 in B flat minor
oil on canvas diptych 1944
(I had to look up diptych...a painting on two hinged wooden panels which may be closed like a book.)
Throughout the gallery, are tables, benches and chairs that DeGrazia made. I love the simplicity.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a nice lunch at Cafe a La C'Art in town. A delightful morning, a yummy lunch, and time with friends makes for a really nice time.
|We only had one decent day for a walk...
|No complaints...we need the rain! And a great day for being lazy!
|The doves practiced their ice skating skills...quite gracefully I will add. I felt really bad when he started pecking at the ice for water.
Yesterday (Saturday 2/10) we had plans. Andra and Jamie and Carol and Ronnie came for lunch. I made lasagna, salad and bread and Carol brought cherry cheesecake. It was a wonderful time visiting. It was also cold and snowing ! I didn't get photos of the people, but I did get some of the snow.
We weren't sure how many birds we should see after having been gone for a month. Filling the feeders was the first thing we did! No surprise that the Cactus Wren was the first to show. We have had the pleasure to see Cardinals, Gila Woodpeckers, Curved-bill Thrashers, House Wrens and Sparrows...all the regulars!
And this morning, this sweet little Costa's Hummingbird waited very patiently while I took his feeder inside to refill it.
February is off to great start. It is almost Valentin's Day ! Love is in the air...in the whisper of the trees, in the thunder of the seas, in the rising of the sun, when the day is nearly done, everywhere I look around, every sight and every sound, love is in the air. (taken from lyrics to "Love is in the Air" by John Paul Young.)
Until next time,
HAPPY TRAILS !