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Does It Get Any Better Than This? (videos)

These are some video clips from our roadtrip on Labor Day Weekend.We joined the Bear Camp 2019 at the Mogollon Rim.The clear sky and the beautiful pine trees.The clear water of the Lower Canyon Creek.The great outdoor as the playground of my girls using pine cones.The petite yellow wildflowers.They were everywhere.The bright beautiful sunflowers.The longer… Continue reading Does It Get Any Better Than This? (videos)

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Caution: Cute Young Ones and Young Once At Play!

We missed the waters.It's been a while since we've been to any body of water with running water!It's a very welcome extra that in bear camping 2019 we were able to go visit the Lower Canyon Creek with very cold water.Zoe even joked, "mama the water is too cold, I am going to die!"We enjoyed… Continue reading Caution: Cute Young Ones and Young Once At Play!

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The Great Outdoors is Life’s Biggest Playground

Going to bear camp 2019 is the first for my girls.Their first time also to experience the wilderness.At the wilderness, there was No Mobile Signal.No Japanese Anime for Faye.No K-dramas for Zoe.Their ingenuity came out.Here's how they enjoyed their first bear camping.They played "volleyball" with pine cones.I never thought pine cones could be so useful.My… Continue reading The Great Outdoors is Life’s Biggest Playground

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Where The Wildflowers Bloom

Wildflowers abound in the high country! We came across these beauties on our way to Mogollon Rim for the bear camp 2019. They are blooming. While the roses in my patio garden have wilted flowers because of the heat. Wildflowers in the North are stunning! They are everywhere. Even at the roadside. One can't help… Continue reading Where The Wildflowers Bloom

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Something Fun to Do: Visit Sedona, The Red Rock Country (Part1)

One day is not enough to visit all the beautiful places in Sedona. What we have seen in July 4 though made us very happy. No words can describe my feelings upon entering the Chapel of the Holy Cross. What a sight!

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Woodbury Fire Smoke and Sunrise at the Superstition Mountains

At the moment, that's the view from our part of the world. The Woodbury fire smoke at the Superstition Mountains seems thicker today as seen from Apache Junction. Tonto National Forest officials yesterday reported that the Woodbury fire burning the Superstition Wilderness increased at 14,000 acres overnight (azcentral.com). It has become wider from 66,000 acres… Continue reading Woodbury Fire Smoke and Sunrise at the Superstition Mountains

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Woodbury Fire on Superstition Wilderness (video)

We passed by this view yesterday on our way to a friend's wedding. Smoke from the Woodbury fire. The Woodbury fire burning Superstition Wilderness sparked on June 8. It has burned more than 65,000 acres. More than a thousand firefighters are trying to combat the fire. Reports claim that they have contained 42% already. We… Continue reading Woodbury Fire on Superstition Wilderness (video)

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Summer Activity: Scorpion Hunting by Zoe

(This is a guest post by Zoe, my younger daughter). I went scorpion hunting at night around the property! I never dreamed I would do this. Living in Manila, once in a while I saw scorpions but I was too scared of them. And I saw them at daytime. I can't believe that I went… Continue reading Summer Activity: Scorpion Hunting by Zoe

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

A short video of the Rose Garden in Mesa, Arizona. I hope this inspires people who love gardening like me. To just enjoy our hobby. Continue loving our flowering plants. To keep on taking care of them. Collect more. Propagate more through grafting if possible. Until such a time that we can make our own… Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?