Saturday, December 22, 2012

Waiting for Christmas

We only have three more days till Christmas. Since we mailed all our cards and gifts days to weeks ago, what are we doing? One evening we walked around our resort to look at the decorations. On some streets, most of the park models have lights decorating the trees and front yards.

One place, we saw these two strings of colored figures. I think they may be solar powered, rather than plugged into the grid. On the left they are the moon and stars, on the right hummingbirds.

Some RVs also have lights.

During the day, the citrus trees almost look like they are decorated for Christmas with yellow or orange balls.

Here in southern Arizona, we don't have snow and cold, so a desert hike is a good activity while waiting for Christmas. Friday we made the short 3-mile round trip hike on the Hieroglyphic Trail. We have had quite a bit of rain in the past week or so, and the desert has lots of green.

There were several pools among the rocks in the canyon.

This bird stayed around, looking for a handout from our lunch, I think. I believe it is a Bendire's Thrasher.

Eric and Liz have been sending our mail regularly, so we have been received lots of Christmas cards already. It is so fun to catch up on the lives of our friends and family.

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