Corona de Tucson
May 25, 2022
An e-mail this morning from our brother-in-law who lives on the east coast asking if we were all right sparked some motivation for a blog post. It doesn't seem like almost three weeks have gone by since I last blogged. Time has a sneaky way of slipping by even when we are not adventurous or especially busy. Joe always says, "The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth of the hole." I don't think we are in a rut and we certainly have not dug a grave. Home just seems like a really good fit for us right now...it is peaceful and quiet, safe, and cozy and comfortable. There really isn't any where else we want to be and no where we want to go right now. I also have to say that I have been a bit under the weather...a case of Covid interrupted our everyday routine for me. Yes, I have been vaccinated and boosted. I assume my symptoms were on the lighter side, but they put me in the bed for a few days with a fever, horrific headache, aches, and a very stuffy nose...much like the symptoms I had with the second vaccination and booster. Life goes on.
I love mornings and so does Jack. We have changed his nickname from Mr. Excitement to Mr. Morning as HIS alarm clock is pretty consistent between 4:55-5:05. I always enjoy getting up with the pups and going to the back yard...especially when pastel skies greet us at the door.
It has been windy and we haven't had very many days with clouds. Clouds are beautiful and important. I miss them when they are not there and enjoy them when they are.
|May 11...late afternoon|
|May 22...early morning|
BC (Before Covid), Joe and I knocked out a couple of small projects that were on "the list". First, Joe built a shelf cabinet for the closet in the third bedroom that we don't use for a bedroom. Much needed storage for me. With the help of the bestest supervisor ever, I painted the shelves.
|Dover is never far away...|
Second project was a facade to hide the AC unit. We built and stained three fence like panels in the garage. We assembled them outside.
I like the view a lot better !
We still enjoy our early morning walks .
Mornings are spent in the backyard and on the patio. The birds get fresh oranges, butter bites, and clean water everyday. We all have our jobs.
Some mornings it is a race between Jack and me as to who can get in the rocker first. Mostly, Jack wins !
Some visitors come and go...
...others stay awhile...
|Two Cactus Wrens|
...some seem to get along nicely...
|A Cactus Wren and Curved-bill Thrasher|
...while others try new things...
...some are quite messy...
|female Gila Woodpecker|
...and others are very neat.
I posted a photo of a female Gilded Flicker at the end of April and hoped she would send her handsome beau to the Taylor's.
He made his appearance this morning. And he made my day !
I'll close for now. Yes, Chuck, we are all well and life is good at the oasis. And thank you for caring ! Until next time,