Tuesday, March 20, 2012

NO! The First Day of Spring? (Benson, AZ)

Happy Spring Equinox!
It's a good thing we did most of our touristy visits last week because a cold front hit the area on Saturday night.  Sunday, we had sporadic rain and high winds.  On Monday, we were watching snow flurries.  I wasn't so sure today was going to look like the first day of Spring, but it is suppose to sunny and in the upper 50s.
Hitch has the right idea?
Big flakes!
Instead of The Cutting Board today, here's a cute photo with a great message.
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Bisbee, AZ
We spent another day visiting Bisbee, AZ.  Built on steep mountain sides, this small mining town has turned into an art community.  We found the historic area interesting, not to mention, some of the people.  I only took a few pictures this time.  I was more interested in doing some window shopping.  Yes, it has been a looong time since my last window shopping.
We stopped in one museum filled with donated items from Bisbee residents.  There seemed to be a little bit of everything from old photos to typewriters to hats to....well, you get the idea.  It was interesting to see so many items covering the last couple of centuries.
Bisbee found a way to celebrate physical fitness with saving their stairs by challenging paying participants to walk or run up 1000 steps.  Excellent way to get people aware of fitness and have fun!
This is our second visit to Bisbee.   I'm happy to say the town looks like it is doing all right.  Business looks like it is doing well.  I first wanted to come here after reading one of J.A. Jance's Sheriff Joanna Brady series.  The series is based in the County of Cochise and Bisbee was mentioned in the novels I read.
Sorry, no birds were sighted during our visit to Bisbee.  Next post will have some new nature photos.
Copper Queen Hotel's lobby

Tuesday Treasuries
In celebration of Spring, here are two new treasuries that I put together.  I do miss my garden.  Well, I miss the flowers and the birds......not the back-breaking work that went with it.  Anyway, cultivating this garden was a lot less work on the body, but still hard to put together because there are so many cool pieces of artwork to add to a garden.  Enjoy!


  1. I love old towns, especially when the town preserves the architecture. Bisbee looks like it would be a fun place to stroll through.

    Pretty treasuries! I especially like that little Teardrop Trailer Birdhouse, too cute!

    1. Thank you! I know I don't need to be buying more stuff, but I really would love to have that Teardrop Trailer Birdhouse to hang outside our motorhome.
      I do too - old buildings, old bridges, and my favorite - old lighthouses.

  2. Bisbee looks like a charming little town.

  3. Love the treasuries...please share a few photos of the park you are in. I have seen several over 55 private parks in Ariz and the resorts....the escapee area's are new to me.

    1. Thanks Dawn! I sent an email with links to some older posts with more photos of this Escapees' park. The people here are wonderful and make newcomers feel at home the day they arrive.
      In case anyone else is interested, here are the links:

      Benson: http://quiltincats.blogspot.com/2011/11/1-choice-benson-az.html

      Near Artesia, NM The Ranch: http://quiltincats.blogspot.com/2011/10/ranch-in-new-mexico.html

      Hondo, TX: http://quiltincats.blogspot.com/2011/10/thinking-about-our-future-hondo-tx.html

  4. I'm so intrigued - what's that building with the pink bike and items all over it? Thrift store? It looks so adorable!

    1. Hi Holly, We thought the same thing. Would you believe it is a duplex? Someone is very creative with their home!

    2. Wow! They'd never allow anything like that over here - homeowners association would be all over it haha I love it though!

  5. I loved your photos! Looks like we have eachother's weather. Around here we are usuall shoveling snow this time of year and here we sit at 80 degrees and above for a week! I'll keep it!

    Charming little downtown. That's my favorite thing to photograph while traveling.


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