More Snow Pics

Well, at the risk of being too much like the family member who has to show all of those endless vacation slides, here goes more snow pics.

We spent all day Friday, running around trying to capture the snowy scenery on our land listings before it all disappeared. Yesterday, I drove up Hualapai Mountain Rd to catch some views of Kingman from above. Here’s a few:

Deer spotted at Lazy YU Ranch above Kingman, AZ

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More Wintry Weather in Mohave County

It’s a rare snow day here today. We awoke to a light drizzle which quickly morphed into a rapidly accumulating snow. US 93 & I-40 have been closed due to a large amount of snow & freezing conditions which make the hills a very dangerous place.

We’re snug at home sipping Peruvian coffee & hot cocoa.

Although we had an inch or so, it quickly melted
Clouds slowly lifted in the afternoon
Snowy Hualapai Mountain Day 2 21 19

Launch of a new blog?

Every once in a while, I visit my own website (this one,) and am somewhat dismayed. My problem is that being somewhat of a dinosaurish techie, I’m loathe to relinquish control to someone unproven.

I have another website for our coffee business, and did quite well playing all the tricks to gain new subscribers, and in the end it really did work, and we have many faithful customers that combined with our “local” customers, makes for a nice little extra every month.

I had let a “flashy” website guy take over, and it was fine for several months. Soon though, there were issues with the theme (which is the overall internal workings of the page.) The young dynamic go getter web designer suddenly became the milk carton tech. One is then left to figure it out alone.

So when I came back to this site which had been rather neglected, it was with dismay. Sure, I have a website, but it sucks.

The good news is that I’ve finally decided to jump on it. The world probably doesn’t need another website to stare at daily, but there are some thoughts, and certainly pictures that can be shared, so here goes. Wish me luck!



Winter in NW Arizona

Every once in a while, someone will say “Well, I like Arizona, but I need four seasons.” I have to laugh; we’re freezing today!

We awoke to a snow covered landscape today, and even at mid day there are still patches of snow everywhere.

Check out these pictures:

Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona
Mohave Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona

Spring Comes Early to the Desert

Here’s something that we think you’ll love. Enjoy!

Spring Comes Early to the Desert

Joshua tree bud up close

Via 2015 (reposted today) While this blog focuses on Peru and we spend a great deal of time there every year, we’re lucky to be home for Spring. Though the groundhog may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter for our northern friends, we are seeing unusually warm temps here in northwest Arizona. Already the Joshua trees are forming buds, and we’re hoping that we’ll at least get a little more rain this month which would herald a good wildflower season this year. Below are some pics that we’ve taken over the years:

Several years ago (2013,) we had a spectacular display of Joshua Tree flowers. Some years, they don’t do anything (especially if it’s dry,) but we received a treat that year. Check these out:

Joshua tree bud

Joshua tree flower

White Joshua tree flower

Joshua Tree Blooming

Joshua Tree Blooming

In the same family, but with distinctive flowers is this Yucca:

Yucca in bloom


I’ll have to check with our neighbor & resident botanist to see what this is, but here’s another flower that we enjoy:

Desert Beauty

We love the flowers & hiking around on gorgeous spring days in the desert, but soon we’ll also have to watch out for these guys:

Western Diamondback

If we have a flowerful season, I’ll post more of these natural pictures. For our friends up north – hang in there, it won’t be long until Spring!

© 2015 Ben Gangloff