Corona de Tucson
August 31, 2023
|Sunrise August 31|
Back on August 12th, Joe and I met Jamie and Andra in Tucson for a nice Saturday morning stroll in The Lost Barrio...a historic warehouse district in downtown.
Lunch is always on our agenda and afterwards, we all enjoyed a yummy lunch at El Charro. Andra had never been to El Charro. It's such a fun and historic restaurant... and such a pleasure to share a favorite with family and friends.
|Definitely puts a smile on my face.|
The rest of August has been a hodgepodge of days...hot days, rainy days, windy days, cloudy days, cooler days, pleasant morning days and mostly missing Dover days. Our little family of four is adjusting one day at a time. At first, getting out two bowls at breakfast instead of three seemed to throw the morning askew. But with each passing day, the memories of Dover and her happy dance when breakfast was served puts a smile on my face and tears of joy in my eyes. Such is love and we are so thankful.
Desert dwellers can attain a body length of up to 2 inches and a leg span to almost 5 inches and live in deep burrows which they line with silk webbing to prevent the holes from caving in. She had quite the daytime adventure at our house. We watched as she climbed up the concrete wall, crept across the top and down the other side. But that is not the end of the story. She climbed back up the wall on the other side, back down the wall on our side, and across the rocks all the way to the other side of the yard before disappearing.
For a few weeks, we have noticed a hawk flying overhead and often perched in a dead tree out beyond our yard or in the top of a pine tree in the yard next door.
|A super zoom with the big lens...|
And last week, he finally perched on our fence for a photo shoot. My lucky day !
|Sally will sit for hours making sure all is as it should be in the yard. Joe rolled the patio rug up on one of our windy days...Sally was most concerned.|