Where The Plants Attack

Sunday, November 24, 2013







     When Michael and I were both here in the summer, we used to joke about how all the plants here are trying to hurt you in one way or another. Even walking barefoot down a sidewalk leads to a poked foot, because that helpless looking sidewalk crack plant has some stickers or thorns or something that is going to get at your skin. It was all in good jest, but it's actually pretty true for the desert. Can you blame them though? They live in such a harsh climate, I'd been sticking up for myself anyway I knew how too, even if that did involve getting all thorny. The funny thing, to me, is that I am far more comfortable in this land of vicious plants than I am in Washington with all our soft ferns and pine trees. I rarely go on walks through the woods at home, even though there are some gorgeous trails at Evergreen, but when I'm here, I long to go outdoors and walk through the desert roads by my aunts houses. Kneeling down by a cactus for some photos? No problem. Kneeling down in some ferns? Meh. Maybe it's because I don't need to be afraid of getting soaked here haha. I suppose the point I'm trying to make is that, when I knew my mom and I were going down to visit my aunts for a fun little lunch get-together, I was more than thrilled to be able to take some photos in, what I suppose, is my natural habitat.







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     I suppose I'll tell you a little bit about our nice little lunch reunion-type-thing. Tucson, where my aunts live, is about one and a half to two hours away from Sierra Vista, so my mom and I got up and got ready (after a nice phone call with my man) and were on our way! It was pretty rainy, which was a little sad because I'd like to think I'm running away from the rain by being here, but oh well, it blew over quickly. When we got to my Aunt Susan's house, my Aunt Mary and Uncle Ray soon headed over, as well as my Aunt Susan's friend David, and we all settled in to conversation and readied for food. My cousin Natalie, her new baby Jaxson, and her daughter Lydia, were also there (because they live there lol) and Natalie made some killer desserts (like gingerbread rice krispie treats). We ate some cheese potato ham soup with garlic bread and then dug into the dessert plates haha.
     After food, I colored with my cousin for a bit, taught her how to fold an origami crane and an iris (she's such a quick learner!), then she asked me go to outside with her and we walked around their little fenced yard. She taught me some interesting things about life like how trees were made in colors to match kids hair so that kids can climb trees and hide in them. Who knew? Haha. 
     Ok, I'm babbling about my family. I'll draw it to a close here. I hope everyone is having an awesome break if you're in school like I am!

Love & (Arizona) Sunshine,
Rya Pie

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