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Day 22! Frohe Geburtstag Robyn!

A happy and sad occasion:  Friend Robyn is having a Birthday!

But she lost her precious Cat Jade yesterday.

So hopefully this will cheer her up a bit!

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I tried to find a recent photo of Robyn:

but I couldn’t find many good ones…she does love her chickens!

Sometimes too much?

And her Cat…

Well…

I don’t think you could call her opinionated…just Right.

Okay, here is a recent photo!

No wait, that is Skeeter on her way to Hogwarts.

I hear people take on the look of their pets, but…not quite…

This one is good!  If it was only a woman and a cat…

Regardless, Robyn is always full of fun facts!

Here is a not-so-good photo from her running the Fair last year.

We’ll keep looking…OH!  She enjoys photographing rare hummingbirds!

And she is always helping people with the more technical aspects of photography!

No, that might be Ken.  Or me.  Hmmm.

She does like dining out for Mexican!

She is always innovative when she needs to be.

And Walter says she is tireless in the kitchen, too!

She is always cooking or preserving or something:

Here we go:

No, that is Princess Cotton Candy.  Hey, that might work in an Anime….

There she…nope.  I have never heard her giggle.  Laugh, cackle, snort…but not giggle…

Well, she tries to keep the family history straight, anyway.

And she is very knowledgeable and careful about the pandemic stuff…

Oh well, I guess I don’t have a recent photo that is any good.  You will just have to settle for a random beach photo.

Frohe Geburtstag Robyn!

~Curtis in /-\rizona! {!-{>

 

Day 21

Just down the hill is the Tuzigoot National Monument.

“Hilltop Living

“Water flows under and through this landscape, feeding the growth of people and towns. The Verde Valley is watered by snowmelt, summer monsoons, and springs that well up from the ancient sedimentary rocks. In the heart of the valley, a thousand years ago, people began to build a little hilltop pueblo that would grow into one of the largest villages in the area.” ~NPS

No one knows why it was abandoned.

Tuzigoot in the early morning (two photo panorama):

We plan to explore it more.

Sunrise beside Tuzigoot:

~Curtis in /-\riZona! {!-{>

Just an old fashioned Train song…

I love this song.  I don’t know why I was thinking about it this morning…

This link is to the Johnny Cash version, the first song on this album.

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=cYXEBcZpNQQ&list=OLAK5uy_kCs8BjJjAgvhn-BxQfPSFwKmBqcYQlSNc

“Texas – 1947”

Bein’ six years old, I had seen some trains before
So it’s hard to figure out what I’m at the depot for
Trains are big and black and smokin’, steam screamin’ at the wheels
Bigger than anything there is, at least that’s the way she feels

Trains are big and black and smokin’, louder’n July four
But everybody’s actin’ like this might be somethin’ more
Than just pickin’ up the mail, or the soldiers from the war
This is somethin’ that even old man Wileman never seen before

And it’s late afternoon on a hot Texas day
And somethin’ strange is goin’ on, and we’s all in the way

Well there’s fifty or sixty people, just sittin’ on their cars
And the old men left their dominoes and come down from the bars
And everybody’s checkin’, old Jack Kittrel check his watch
And us kids put our ears to the rails to hear ’em pop.

So we already knowed it, when they finally said “train time”
You’d a-thought that Jesus Christ his-self was rollin’ down the line
‘Cause things got real quiet, mama jerked me back
But not before I’d got the chance to lay a nickel on the track

Look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone
Big and red and silver, she don’t make no smoke
She’s a fast-rollin’ streamline, come to show the folks

I said, look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone

Lord, she never even stopped

But she left fifty, sixty people still sittin’ on their cars
Wonderin’ what it’s comin’ to and how it got this far
But me, I got a nickel smashed flatter than a dime
By a mad dog, runaway red-silver streamline train

Look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone
Big and red and silver, she don’t make no smoke
She’s a fast-rollin’ streamline, come to show the folks

I said, look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone
Look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone
Look out, here she comes, she’s comin’
Look out, there she goes, she’s gone
Screamin’ straight through Texas like a mad dog cyclone

 

~Curtis in /-\rizona! {!-{>

Day 20!

An early post for today: the Moon at full resolution…taken today!  I am not completely happy with this one, but it is the first Moon on my M50…lots to learn!

~Curtis in /-\rizona!  {!-{>

 

Day 19

Taken on the 10th of February, 2021, here at Rain Spirit.  A four photo panorama!  We have not seen one like it yet this year.

~Curtis in /-\riZona again! {!-{>

Day 18

Taken last year on this date…plus 13 days, actually, it was taken from our old spot last year.  It is only about 30 feet from yesterday’s photo.  Lots of editing to get even that much Moon!

~Curtis in /-\riZona! {!-{>

Day 17

Some berries in front of the Rain Spirit sign…

~Curtis in /-\riZona! {!-{>

Day 16

This is RainSpirit RV Resort, where we are camped out for a couple of months.  (CLICK to enlarge; BACK to return!)

The red arrow pointing horizontally indicates our friends Robyn & Walker’s place.  The vertical arrow pointing at the building is our trailer.  It is right behind the building.  The 2021 arrow on the left is the spot where we were last year!

~Curtis in /-\riZona! {!-{>

Day 15

Our trailer at night!  (The bright spot is not a flash, but another trailer from down the street.  They have a REALLY bright LED on their door…

~Curtis in /-\riZona! {!-{>

Dachshunds: always get the Best!