Now that we are back in New York, at least for a little while, I plan to look back over my photos from the trip and pick additional images to post. The photo above was taken last Sunday of the Tennessee River from an overlook on the Natchez Trail. We were in Florence, Alabama, a few miles from the Alabama / Tennessee border. I was surprised that the river was not the actual border, especially since it is called the Tennessee. 

May 18 – Staying again at the beautiful Pancho Villa State Park  campground in the desert of Columbus, New Mexico. It is one of my all-time favorite campgrounds. We stayed for one night this past April when the weather was overcast and rainy. Today the weather was perfect, and the sunset over the desert was magnificent.           

May 13 – When we drove from Tucson to Ajo last month  we saw buds on some of the Saguaro Cacti. Today, driving back east from Ajo to Tucson, the cacti were in full bloom. These sentinels of the Sonoran Desert are magnificent in all their glory. I read that the Tohono O’Odham Indians, who have lived in the Sonoran Desert for thousands of years, consider Saguaro cacti relatives, and cherish the plants, the flowers and fruit.