Month: February 2017

Tucson Rodeo Season

 I was enjoying a leisurely first cup of coffee this morning, and looking up the weather for Tucson, Arizona online.  An announcement on the weather site caught my eye.  The advertisement was warning folks to dress warm for the 92nd Annual Tucson Rodeo Parade…

Big Bend: The Desert

Ocotillo   The ocotillo Standing tall in the desert Greets the rising sun. We were introduced to the idea of dispersed camping within Big Bend NP on our prior visit to the park.  At that point, we were taking what would be our final…

The Things They Carried….

I know.  Sooner or later, it was bound to happen.  At some point, I was destined to use a book title for a blog post.  I just can’t help myself – I’m a librarian.  It won’t be the last time, I’m sure! 🙂 I…

Big Bend National Park: The River

The River Through canyons, past farms Giving life to the desert Behold, Rio Grande The Rio Grande At once forgiving, And ever so nourishing A friendly border. Two poems – what a bargain!  I’m not quite sure why I chose to start my three-part…

The Big Bend – more than just a park

Davis Mountains Morning The grass glows golden As the early morning light Rests on the hillside.     I am sitting here gazing up at the Davis Mountains in West Texas, sipping on a hot cup of Ginger-Lemon tea, as I contemplate my next…