Kay El Bar Ranch, Arizona, March 2005

Arriving Mary still in city clothes

J enjoys the two Marys picking out hats

Two chairs with stump and hat

Felled tree outside our room

Cacti plump with water from the heavy winter rains


George, one of the two ranch dogs

Mary R


Mary M on walk, led by Alley, the other ranch dog

Dining hall

Mary R and Susannah

Jim atop Tuxedo

Jim sorting steer

Mexican poppies.  The desert flowers are ablaze with abundant winter rainfall

Tuxedo, with Jim in silhouette

Mary in the living room

Mary R, Pam, Charlie, J, Mary M, and Jim at campfire just after sunset

Coffee keeping warm

That's a diamondback rattlesnake coiled up in center

Mary M and Jim at the windmill

Riding through the lupin and brittlebush

Jim's borrowed boots