Sunday, March 9, 2014

Back to the Cold

IMG_1424 by Roberta Warshaw
IMG_1424, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I am back from my wonderful time away in Arizona. The weather was warm and sunny the entire time. We had one rainy day which was fine since we are aware that every drop of water in the desert is so precious. In fact the day after it rained we went hiking and almost had to turn back due to some raging rivers that were not there the day before!

I discovered some new things about myself this time. I discovered that I love to hike in the wilderness. Some of the hikes I took surprised even me! I never expected I could do them but with my trusty walking stick I was invigorated and confident.

Each time I come back it gets more difficult to leave but this time was the hardest it has ever been. I think because we were really living there in a condo, cooking meals and feeling really at home as opposed to staying in a hotel where you always feel you are just visiting.

My husband and I both want to retire out there when he is no longer working. We will either be snow birds or we will move out there. We haven't decided yet. We are on the fence.

There were many things I thought long and hard about out there. I am not getting any younger. Sixty four this year. I felt so free out there. And I can see my artwork really changing out there. The light is everything. I am so inspired there.

It was nice being stress free for two entire weeks. But now I am here and will have to manage it somehow.


Connie Rose said...

I do hope you decide to move to the desert. I've always loved the desert, everything about it. Sounds like you're already there, mentally and psychically. Glad you had such a wonderful trip!

Candace said...

I hope you move here, too. Then we can meet one day. So did you enjoy your time in Phoenix?

Quinn said...

We moved out here; both of us had businesses, so we moved them out here. I love Tucson, although I live in Phoenix (we both need bigger cities for our businesses). My colors and artwork has changed hugely (and for the better) since we moved here. Summers are tough, though. But then again, so are winters where you are.

Michèle Brown said...

I'm very attracted by the heat...I hope you can follow your dream and be able to live somewhere you love...