Noh, nooh, noooh…..Noso Time!

Good morning dear readers! Today is the letter N day, and to get us in the mood to be healthy, I decided to show you some lovely pictures of the Noso Trail at Usery Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. Come along with me and let’s go on a virtual hike! 😀






And if we look to the east, we’ll see…
The Superstition Mountains!

Well, dear reader, are you tired yet? LOL


A Prickly C Day

C 2014

It’s C day here in the Valley of the Sun, and that means we’re talking about…cactus!  The Sonoran Desert has some beautiful, and dangerous looking, plants!  These are some of the ones I see when I go hiking…


Jumping Cholla


Fishhook cactus when it’s blooming

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Saguaro cactus – our state cactus!

When you go hiking out here, you ALWAYS stick to the middle of the trail!  😉

Noso Trail


Good morning, dear reader!  Today, for me, is a sad day after hearing on the news yesterday evening about what happened at the Boston Marathon.  The cruelty we humans can have, and inflict on others always astounds me.  😦


It’s so sad…, but does serve as a reminder that our days on this earth are fleeting – enjoy your life while you can.


I’m going to make this post short, as I’m sure there are other things that will require your time and attention this Tuesday.  Today’s trail is the Noso Trail – a one mile hike that actually requires you to hike an additional two and a half miles to get to it, and then get back to your car!  I wasn’t able to find out how the trail got the name, but it ‘s a moderate trail – which means there are places where the trail gets a little bit rough.  But the views make up for it!  🙂


Superstition Mountains


Lovely wildflowers


Saguaro cactus framed by an ocotillo

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