Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July at the Cabin

I am spending from July 2nd to July 10th at my mom’s cabin in Forest Lakes, AZ.  I brought my youngest daughter, her friend and a friend of mine.  We got here on Friday, July 2nd in the afternoon.  We were welcomed by rain and a temperature around 70.  Compared to the 112 in the valley it was heaven!
On Saturday, the Forest Lakes community had an Arts & Crafts fair and picnic. 
My daughter helped out by working the snow cone booth.

My friend brought up her Jack Russell Terrier and was keeping her on a leash.  All of a sudden she came off the porch through the bars and almost caught a mole gopher.  I had never seen on close up.  It is only about 4 inches long and kept coming towards my shoes.  It finally ended up under the porch.


The Mole Gopher
On the rafters at the back of the cabin a robin is busy creating a 2nd nest of the season.  My mom said she already had one set of babies and they have fledged. 
Robin On Nest

Squirrel damage to the hammock

Columbines can be found all over the place.

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous I could scream.

    Have fun and get lots of rest, friend.