Corona de Tucson
December 4. 2022
Something old...but it never really gets old !
I love those mornings when we wake up and and one of us asks, "What do you want to do today?". Thursday was one of those mornings ! The weather was about as perfect as any weather can be for the end of November/first of December. There were no appointments, errands, or plans on the calendar. My answer to the question is always, "Let's do a hike!". Our choice for the morning was Sahaurita Trail about 6 miles from home. Sahuarita Trail is a small section (17+ miles) of the Arizona National Scenic Trail system that goes from the Mexican border to Utah. We get a good 3.5 miles on our "in and out" walk. The "in" has views of the Santa Rita Mountains...
and the "out" has views of the Rincon Mountains.
In between, there are lots of prickly pear cacti...
and grasshoppers...really big grasshoppers.
But the sky stole the show !
Something new...always fun to find new things to do !
The historic and art village of Tubac celebrates the Holiday Season with its Luminaria Nights de Tubac the first week-end in December each year. The festival is held Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 to 9:00. Wahoo, sounds like a date night to me ! The streets and walkways are lined with luminaries and lights...
and shops, galleries and restaurants are open.
We arrived about 5:00...just before sunset...
strolled down the streets...
and I couldn't help myself !
A hot sandwich and a mocha latte at the deli hit the spot although I really wanted a piece of peanut butter pie. The couple in front of us bought the last piece.
Something yummy...always the first December treat I make.
Back at the oasis, the first of the holiday goodies is checked off the list. A counter full of yumminess...toasted in the oven for 2 hours at 225 degrees and stirred every 20 minutes. So worth the effort as Joe and I love this crunchy concoction of cereals, pretzels and pecans covered with melted butter, Worcestershire sauce celery salt and onion salt. It never makes it to Christmas Day !
Jack had a spa day.
The violas have a mystery plant.
Jena sent pictures of Felix and Edith opening their cliff dwelling ornaments.
We enjoyed mid-morning walks with the pups.
Dover and Sally keep a watchful eye.
Joe puts on the morning coffee. Sally waits patiently for me to fix my cup and go outside with her.
The globe mallow is blooming on the other side of our fence.
And Saturday delivered much needed rain.
Until next time,