December 25, 2021
It rained for about 16 hours straight the night before last and most of the day yesterday, giving our front driveway a lakeside look.
The desert is starting to come back after the disastrous Ocotillo Fire of 2020, but just to give you a glimpse of what was lost, here is an old photo, looking over at the cave that Cave Creek is named for, from four years ago.
And here is that same view today.
So, the point is, I am very thankful it is regenerating and I am also grateful that I got to see it in all its former glory.
And just to put everything in perspective, here is a certain puppy taken last January.
So, Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope you have a chance to hug the ones you love and solve some life with them. I've got a fire in the studio stove and a fire in the house fireplace and between them we'll break bread and give thanks for everything we have and all the things we used to have that we miss.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."