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9/18/2012 5:00:00 PM
Cool weather means outdoor work
Joanne Winer
QUARTZSITE TIMES

QUARTZSITE - The horrible humidity looks like it is almost over now and it will soon be cool enough to get back to work out in the Gardens. It has been one of the longest and hottest summers we have seen and we haven't been able to do more than water (although the many rainstorms did a lot of good in that respect).

Soon it will be time to get some cleanup done to areas that got windblown from the storms and make sure all is well.

A friend of mine took some guests out to the Gardens a few weeks ago - they were from out of town and had never been to the Gardens before - and imagine their surprise (and horror) when they passed the fountain and took the trail to the right to go by the amphitheater and came across a huge rattlesnake just sunning itself along the rocks near the palo verde tree at the corner.

I guess it was stretched out and was quite long as they decided that their trip to the Gardens was over (for this time at least). People who do not live in the desert areas where these venomous critters are found in the hot weather are very surprised to come across them when they least expect it. So be sure to be cautious if you are walking around the Gardens or other desert areas, since the snakes, scorpions and black widows are out and can really give you a scare.

My young friend, 11-year-old Marina Mulac (who I've written about with her sister Morgan), came out to the Gardens with me at the beginning of the summer before they left on vacation and we spent about an hour walking the trails and she photographed everything I asked her to and then some.

She is only a young lady but she has a great camera and even more importantly, a great eye for photography. She took some wonderful pictures for me and we will be printing some of them into postcards, booklets, etc. Really looking forward to having that done.

Her family just returned from traveling to a lot of the national parks (Grand Teton, Yellowstone, etc) and she showed us her photos of bison, elk, wolves, moose and some great landscape and natural wonders like Old Faithful. She really is a very talented photographer. Her sister, Morgan, will be singing again with Paul at the annual spaghetti dinner in November and again when Paul does his concert in January.

Both these girls and their parents have become such great friends, almost like family for Paul and I, and we just love having them here.

They will be helping me with my things for the Arts and Crafts Festival and float for the parade again - it feels good to be able to work with them and teach them the same things I would have been able to teach Celia had she lived. We just love being around these wonderful friends and have had some great times with them.




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