As rallies end, and new/old friends trundle off towards new adventures, a slower, more peaceful daily schedule emerges.
My hummingbird feeder is finally drawing at least 4 regular visitors. I love just sitting in the shade and watching their territorial displays and competition over the feeder. Faye Wray occasionally comes out of the trailer to sit on my lap. She’s a bit more reluctant to come out now that there is a small, very curious dog that wants to visit her (Scruffy, more on him later).
The nearest town with a full service grocery is Blythe, only about a 30 minute drive. So, every few days we might drive over for wi-fi at the library, groceries and lunch. Lunch out at Las Casita Dos is a real treat – best Mexican food that I’ve had in a long time.
A few weeks ago, we attended a concert given by Paul Winer, an accomplished boogy-woogy piano player from New York (performed under the name SweetPie) turned book store owner (Desert Oasis Books, home of the Naked Book store guy). During the concert, he mentioned a Memorial Garden that he initiated many years ago for the daughter he lost. Celia’s Rainbow Garden has become a memorial garden for the community. Many people and families are remembered there with elaborate desert garden structures. It’s a special place and worth a quiet walk.