Friday, March 29, 2013

13:52 things that grow

Project 52
I have about 52 ideas of things that grow.
My mind is nearly careening out of control on this one!
School files growing in my computer at an alarming rate.
Magazines piles growing because I don't have time to read them.
Tonight, the dirty dishes have grown and the dishwashers have run off.
Crafting project piles are growing and growing and growing.

Last weekend Jari & I went to Safford to spend some time with friends.
I had never been there and they were great tour guides.
One of the places we explored was the Gila Box.
The land is so dry on the way to one of Arizona's best kept secrets
that I started feeling the need to soak in water or lotion to moisten my skin!
In the middle of this arid land is an unbelievable treasure, 
an oasis in the desert.
A place lush with growing ribbons of green.

The 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area was designated by Congress in 1990 to protect its valuable riparian habitats and related values for present and future generations. More than 20 miles of the Gila River and 15 miles of Bonita Creek form the lifeblood of the NCA's riparian system. The Gila Box is one of only two Riparian National Conservation Areas in the nation and consists of patchy mesquite woodlands, mature cottonwood trees, sandy beaches, and grand buff-colored cliffs. Inflatable kayak, canoe, and rafting enthusiasts enjoy easy-to-moderate floating and camping adventures in the canyon.

Before you start googling "riparian"...
head on over to see what's growing in Kendra's corner of the world!

Now I have a growing desire to try a little rafting or kayaking!

1 comment:

  1. Oasis is right! I still am amazed at intense patches of green. Can't wait for green to hit CO.