It feels good coming back to the garden and Southern Arizona after a month or so in the tropics. My summer flew by fast! While I loved my trip to Panama and completing my Peru journals, I realized that I need to be here for awhile. In fact, during my trip to Panama, the fires were raging about in Willcox, Bisbee, and Sierra Vista. Everyday, I'd go online to see how much or little containment had happened. I don't mind wildfire season at all, but when it gets out of control(and caused by people!!!), that's when I get a little angry. As it would happen, I would visit the Chiricahua National Monument the day before the Horseshoe 2 fire began. Here is some info about this incredible park and our experiences there. I took these photos before my Panama trip in June.