Sunday, March 22, 2009

Many varieties

of hummingbirds in this beautiful land of our......................had no idea. I sat for a very long time to get this not so great photo.

I remember when we were here a little more than a year ago we heard this was a big bird watching area. We are not big birders however there are
sandhill cranes in this area, I believe we are way past the time for viewing these big birds but we are still gonna search cause there could be a few that did not get the message to leave as of yet. This is such a big birding area they even have an extensive site here
is a quirky, I say quirky in the nicest way, quite quirky little town. Wilcox has three off ramps on interstate 10 and if you didn't know what was here you would buzz on by on your way to Tucson or El Paso. This is Cochise country actually Cochise County...................Cochise was one of the most famous Apache leaders as famous as Geronimo. I am quite fascinated by American Indian history. There is an area around here called Cochise Stronghold.

following is a quote from the web site

This rugged natural fortress was, for some 15 years, the home and base of operations for the famed Chiricahua Apache Chief, Cochise. Cochise and about 1,000 of his followers, of whom some 250 were warriors, located here. Sentinels, constantly on watch from the towering pinnacles of rock, could spot their enemies in the valley below and sweep down without warning in destructive raids. No man, woman or child within a hundred miles was safe from these attacks. Mr Cochise was not an endearing soul now was he........................more about the Chiricahua area later....................stay tuna'd

Oh look there's a winery in the area Woo Hoo!!! Dos Cabezas Winery

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