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#WeekendCoffeeShare Wildfire

April 29, 2017 , , , ,

tiny adobe house

tiny adobe house

chard

chard

If we were having coffee this weekend I would offer you your beverage on ice. The weather is warming up quickly, and the wind is blowing outside. The jasmine in the front yard is in full bloom so the breeze is heavily scented as it wafts in through the screen door. It is pleasant this morning, but later you will need your parasol and sunscreen. Relax for a while and tell me how your week has been.

We enjoyed our time away last weekend at the Deep Dirt Farm sleeping in a tiny adobe house. It was the perfect celebration of Earth Day for us. The town of Patagonia, AZ is darling. The humming bird center was very cool, but not so populated with hummers. There are more in my yard in Tucson at this point. There are many birds down there we do not have. Our encounter with nature and farming could not have been better. We plan to return in the future. It is an ideal retreat for us.

We picked vegetables from the farm’s greenhouse to bring home then ate a wonderful breakfast in town before leaving. The drive is beautiful because the elevation changes, and the vegetation along with it. The desert plant ocotillo is in bloom now, painting the landscape with brilliant red flowers on tall sticks. I wanted to stop to take a look at them, but there are few opportunities to turn out on the road. We stopped at a winery to take in the view. I tasted the wine, which was pretty good, and we noticed how strong the wind was. Then we looked across the valley to see the Sawmill Fire, just as it began. The dry grass is kindling for the wildfire, which has spread all across the area rapidly. I tried to find news on twitter, but it had not yet become news. We saw the smoke growing as we finished the drive home. It was a spooky and terrifying reminder of Mother Earth and her freaky powers.  We had seen burned scorched land from a previous wildfire along the road and I had just remarked that a fire now would be fed loads of dry grass and be hard to contain…and that is exactly what happened.  The cause seems to be target shooting by an off duty Border Patrol officer. He caused it and reported it right away, but the fire still raged out of control.  It is early in the year for fires in Arizona.  This does not bode well for the summer.

If we were having iced tea to take our minds of the fire, I would tell you that I am almost finished with #NaPoWriMo this year.  I always say each year that I will continue to do a poem each day on my tumblr, but it hasn’t happened yet. I still need to crank out two more for this month, then we shall see where the poetic muse will reside in the month of May. No predictions. I plan to review teas, and may do it on Tuesdays on Tumblr.  That could be poetic perhaps.

If you want to catch up with other digital beverage drinkers please visit Nerd in the Brain, where the party continues each weekend.  Read, comment, or submit your own coffee share post.

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Nature is sure reminding of its power to control our activities. Here in Idaho the forest area and desert are a have all burn in the last couple of years. What is happening now. The most snow in ten years and more rain the last couple of months. The rivers are flooding in many unusual places. That should help bring back the vegetation. But areas that normally would be in used are all closed. I feel the wildcat should be beautiful and hope I can see them.

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bettylouise31

April 29, 2017

Your time away sound fantastic and a world away from me here in Australia. That’s probably what I love most about blogging is touching base with people all around the world, especially as I can’t afford to travel. Well, most of us do need to live in the real world, don’t we! I really like the adobe hut. That looks like so much fun and the family would love it too.
Hope you have a great week!
xx Rowena

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Rowena

May 1, 2017

Your Earth Day retreat sounds mostly lovely, though the fire sounds a bit terrifying! Glad everything was okay.

Best of luck on the rest of your poetry project, and I hope you have a great week.

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Caroliena Cabada

May 1, 2017

Thanks, Caroliena. The wildfire was officially contained yesterday, a week after it started.

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Pamela Morse

May 1, 2017

I heard about the fire from a friend who spends her winters in AZ. Your time away sounds wonderful (other than the fire, of course). 🙂

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Robin

May 1, 2017

I had not seen a picture of chard until now. Pretty leaves! Fire frightens me, however. It also is a problem here in North Dakota and Minnesota, between the forests and the prairie and farmlands. So easily started!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

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Lizl

May 1, 2017

Wow a humming bird centre – now I would love to be there! I have a book called Patagonia that I have been saving to read soon – wonder if its on this same place?

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shalzmojo

May 4, 2017

Patagonia is also the souther most tip of South America..there were few hummers on site, but the center was cool. Thanks for visiting

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Pamela Morse

May 4, 2017

I had never heard of this place or that you could do this. It would b so eerily quiet I would think but I think I could get used to it. A great way to disconnect from the digital world!

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