|the magical DeAnza Trail near Tubac|
I took one step at a time along the path traveled by so many people before me. During this past weekend, I quietly did my own thing as I explored places in southern Arizona like the DeAnza Trail, San Xavier Del Bac, and Saguaro National Park(the Rincon Unit). On Sunday, we finished it off with the Arizona Renaissance Festival.
My morning began on the DeAnza trail near the artsy town of Tubac. Part of this two century + trail follows the Santa Cruz river. Here the water flows under the shaded canopy of Arizona Cottonwoods and Mesquite trees. I saw several birders trying to find the Sinaloa Wren on that morning. As I passed them, I wished the birders luck.
|the mission of San Xavier Del Bac|
|Desert Spiny Lizard next to a Barrel Cactus|
|my herpes lifer, the Gila Monster!|
|the Eurasian Eagle-owl takes flight at the 2015 Arizona Renaissance Festival|
|Barely Balanced performs one of their body bending acts! Ouch!|
It was the restful weekend that I very much needed. After last weekend's "wait for a warbler" journey, I was done chasing rare birds. And to be honest, the birding I did this weekend is what I like best sometimes.
Some weekends are for strolling, some are for epic adventures and some are for study. Next weekend, I'll take you into the heart of Phoenix as we look for love in strange places;) And below is a teaser for what Las Aventuras is planning this summer:) "Americano" begins! For now, I hope you all enjoyed this walk back in time. Until next time friends.