Thursday, May 18, 2017


I have chosen today to give all of you (and us) a break from my stories of moving and show you a little of Arizona's beauty.

This is Watson Lake, which sits between Prescott and Prescott Valley.

It is actually a reservoir, as I'm sure the Arizona writer Katie Lee would call it.

That is how she twits the lovers of Lake Powell, near the border with Utah.

But reservoir or not it doesn't detract from the natural beauty of that blue, blue water on a sunny day.

Just a few feet away and looking a different direction one can understand why this area is called the Granite Dells.

The granite outcroppings are perfect for scaling either by amateurs or paramedics practicing their skills.

If you are of a certain age it is easy to remember the cowboy actor Tom Mix and his horse Tony galloping around this area.

Long, long ago.

It's a great place for boating or birding or a picnic or for hiking the four mile trail around the lake, though this old man has never tried the circumnavigation.

And the Peavine Trail even links all the way to Prescott Valley.

(Watch for rattlesnakes!)

Now, with apologies to Marlin Perkins, so ends this edition of Wild Kingdom.


  1. I wouldn't mind making that hike. Not at the peak of summer though!

  2. Very pretty! The blue is vivid.

  3. That's beautiful. Now I won't always imagine Arizona as sandy and dry!

  4. Looks almost like a moonscape, except for the bits of green. Very nice. :)

  5. Thanks for the tour.


  6. If it wasn't for reservoirs, a lot of states would have no lakes at all. And it is beautiful no matter how it came into existence.

  7. Very peculiar hills! I had no idea Tom Mix had horse named Tony. In fact, I'm not sure I've ever seen a Tom Mix movie. But I do know who he is, at least!