JAN 12, 17 .. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017


Patti and I send each of you our very best for a HAPPY JOYOUS 2017.

This is our first ‘Post’ for the YEAR 2017 and we wanted it to be upbeat and positive.

Much Joy.

Cap and Patti

Our ‘home-away-from-home’ here in Phoenix Arizona USA.



Below are photos of some of the lovely ‘local vegetation’ here in the Arizona desert!

The first two photos below show perhaps the most famous and recognizable member of the cactus (cactaceae) family ..

Saguaro Cactus.



A Saguaro Cactus does not begin its life with arms. The arms sprout when the Saguaro Cactus is from 50 to 100 years of age! A Saguaro Cactus without arms is called a ‘spear’. Below is a photo of a ‘spear’.


Arizona Barrel Cactus

In the lower foreground of the next two photos, you see several Arizona Barrel Cacti.



As Bugs Bunny used to say .. 

“That’s all folks!”

With Joy for year 2017.

Patti and Cap

3 thoughts on “JAN 12, 17 .. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017

  1. Catherine Raye-Wong

    Well Happy New Year you two! Stephen is back in Mesa now. Would you like him to swing by for a visit? You can email me your cell number, and I can connect you. I am in Florida at a conference until tomorrow night. Learning a lot as always. So much it makes the brain challenged.
    Continue gaining strength! Fondly, Kitty

    1. cap chastain

      So good to hear from you Kitty. I always am honored you follow along here as your time permits. Will get you info about how to connect Stephen and we two here in the Greater Phoenix Arizona Metro Area. Smiles .. Cap and Patti ..

  2. eArThworm

    On Friday the 13th, I joined you as an orthopedic casualty…broke my right arm–upper humerus just below shoulder joint. Hope you’re progressing well!
    Maybe post an update? Hi to Patty!!

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