We’re Back in the Delightful Desert
We managed to escape Utah right in the middle of a real bad cold snap. It was in the teens at night, and was expected to get even colder. We had to wait for a couple of Al’s new sculptures to be done at the foundry, and thankfully they were done when we expected them to be.
This new piece is called “Rainy Days.”
It’s a wild horse, standing in a wind, and rain storm. This piece is 12″ tall, and gorgeous.
The second new piece is a little coyote family. Mom is teaching the pups how to hunt. This piece is called “School days.”
Once we escaped the cold we spent a couple of days with our good friends in St. George. It was still a bit chilly there, so we continued our way south. We stayed at the Las Vegas Bay campground, near Lake Mead for a couple of nights. We have stayed here before, and like it. It’s very small, and very quite. There a lot of quail in the campground, and they are a hoot. The whole flock of them will go from end to the other, squawking and chirping as they go. Let me tell you, these little guys are fast. I wanted to get some photos, but they move so fast, it’s almost impossible.
This one perched just long enough for me to get this shot. They are so dang cute!
Our first art show of the winter season was December 9, 10 and 11 in Cave Creek, Az. We had beautiful weather, but only a marginal show.
This was our first showing of the new pieces we created. We did get a very positive response to everything, just not enough sales.
Monday, we booked it to our favorite desert spot. It was so good to be home. To say we just melted when we got here, would be an understatement. The quite, the solitude, the desert just calls to us.
The next morning I was greeted with a very beautiful sunrise. I’ve missed my beautiful skies.
Last night was the super moon. I was super glad we were here so I could see it, and get some photos.
And this morning it went down in the purple skies.
We sat on the veranda last night, enjoying the scenery, the quite, and the calm evening air. We talked about how we have one foot in the desert, and one foot in the mountains, depending on the season. The differences between here and Wyoming are obvious, but each place is beautiful and special in their own way. It’s nice to have that feeling of coming home, in two different places.