Lazy June Day

Monday June 1st 2020

Today’s temperatures were in the upper half of the nineties, but a nice breeze kept things comfortable when you weren’t in the direct sun. Tomorrow is forecast to have a similar temperature with less wind. The temperature climbs again later in the week.

Wildflower blossom of the day.

Today turned into a lazy day. When I went to bed last night, I had thoughts of driving into Sedona today. I didn’t get out of bed quickly this morning and found myself still sipping my morning coffee as the noon hour approached. My general ambition level was pretty low. The end result is touring the area was put off until another day. Sedona is a more upscale resort area than I gravitate toward, but it does deserve a visit while I’m here.

This afternoon I took a walk down along part of the Verde River. As you might expect the water level is low, but there is plenty of evidence of recent high water. There are a lot of deep wash out areas and plenty of debris caught in the trees along the sides. Some of the trees were even uprooted and lying at odd angles. The walk in the shade with the sound of moving water was refreshing.

On my evening walk I found the campground to be emptier than last night. A couple of empty sites were marked as reserved. That usually means someone hasn’t arrived for yet. The whole state of Arizona is under curfew from 8PM to 5AM this week to control the violence and looting associated with the demonstrations. Anyone planning to arrive late may have to arrive tomorrow.

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