Corona de Tucson
December 8, 2022
Last Monday after a weekend of two glorious rainy days, Joe and I headed out to the grocery store. It isn't far out of the way to visit Saguaro National Park-East. The sun had been in and out at our house and we packed a backpack before leaving thinking we might get in a short hike before the grocery store. The closer we got to the park, the foggier it got so we scratched the walk and decided on the eight mile one-way loop "auto hike".
Cactus Forest Loop Drive curves its way up and down and through the heart of the park. There are lots of pull-outs making photo stops easy and I am pretty sure we stopped at each and every one.
Back at the oasis, it was a rainy week-end. I was in heaven. I'm not a big fan of rainy days that just go on and on and on for days and days and days, but a couple of rainy days in the desert is a wonderful thing.
The desert sure needed the rain and Joe and I found ourselves being completely lazy.
Tuesday, I made cookies. It's the recipe my mom used which is the recipe my grandma used for peanut butter cookies. We switched over to almond butter a few years back. Peanuts are legumes and legumes can cause joint pains. We both love roasted peanuts and found that eating them...probably way too many...caused our hands to hurt. Last year I found a recipe for almond butter balls dipped in chocolate. They were good, but don't compare to peanut butter cookies. Joe loves chocolate so the cookies got a good dipping in Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers.
|I am pretty sure the cookie snatcher grabbed a cookie when my back was turned...there is one missing in the top right corner.|
We still enjoy mid-morning walks...
the beginning of a new day...
|I think I see a fluffy tail...|
Breakfast has a whole new meaning...
Sally and Dover sleep alot...
and the birds stay busy.
Life is good at the oasis.
Until next time,