BACK IN ARIZONA: HAPPY TREES, BUSHES, BIRDS

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GREETINGS FROM ARIZONA!

When Elizabeth and I returned from our Yin home in Maui to our Yang abode in the Arizona desert (Scottsdale), all was well except for one thing. Or maybe two…

The only spot of trouble we have spotted was that neither of our two Honda Hybrids would start. The batteries are completely shot. The last time we were away for three months, there was no problem with the 2009 Honda. And the 2014 Hybrid is brand new.

Oh well, so now we know… if we stay away for longer than that, our Honda’s might die of loneliness. 🙂IMG_3812

Anyway, all is fixed now. The new batteries are working fine. And the silver lining was that I got the dealer to install a new Maui license plate on the new Honda.

So here it is (right)…

EVIDENCE OF MILD WINTER, SPRING IN SCOTTSDALE: HAPPY TREES, BUSHES, BIRDS

Outdoors, we found evidence of a mild winter and a lovely spring. The two large Mesquite trees we had had trimmed back in Sep 2013 are looking happy again, showing lots of new growth.

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Ditto re. Citrus trees and some other bushes we planted two years ago.  And the littler birds that nest every spring in our big cacti in the backyard have done their bit in procreation. They only thing left is this lovely nest, nestled between the cactus thorns.

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So our cleanup work we did today after spending four months in Hawaii and Australia was minimal in comparison to prior years.

Nevertheless, I still managed to hack myself in several places on both legs. But that’s just me – Mr Klutz. 🙂

Have a nice weekend!

COYOTE SIGHTING ON LOCAL SCOTTSDALE STREET

As Elizabeth and I were chatting with two of our neighbors by the pool a little after 6 this evening, a young Coyote was strolling down the street.

“There is a Coyote,” I said. Which sent Elizabeth into frenzy.

“Where is it? Where is it? I don’t see it,” she said.

And then she did see it eventually.

A little while later, as we were walking back from the pool to our house, Elizabeth jumped at the sound of a bird call.

“What’s the matter now?” I said. “It’s just a quail.”

“I was afraid it was that Coyote,” she explained.

Coyotte3_05_2008 001View-of-Lot-from-Desert-CampWell, we have also seen a Bobcat talking by not more than 50 yards from where we were {see BOBCAT SIGHTED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT IN SCOTTSDALE DC RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD

“Just relax,” I said to Elizabeth. “This is their home, too.”

And it had been long before the humans raked over the pristine desert.

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MOTHER’S DAY IN SCOTTSDALE (KIERLAND)

MAY 10, 2015

Fun and games with water in the Arizona desert…

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Author: ALTZAR

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic is a writer, musician, video maker, thrice-ordained Inca-shaman, geopolitical commentator, business analyst, playwright-producer... He is also founder of non-profit organizations Stewards of the Earth (https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaiastewards) and Truth in Media (https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthinmedia.org/) ALTZAR shares his time between Maui, Hawaii and Scottsdale, Arizona. You can follow his blog at http://djurdjevic.wordpress.com/ and his travelogues at https://yinyangbob.wordpress.com/). Bob had also worked as a business consultant and advisor to top executives of large multinational computer companies for 36 years (1978-2014). He had spent 8 years working for IBM prior to starting his own business in 1978.

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