Our winter bird feeders serve more than just birds... this is right outside our window, mama and a few babies.
Mr. Duffy looks like a little space cadet in his winter coat. This is during a walk in our neighborhood, February, 2013.
Bob and his mother in Tucson, as we were packing up the Winslow Grandfather Clock. This was at the beginning of May, 2013.
This is the Winslow Grandfather Clock, partially packed up to move from Tucson to Durango. Bob's grandfather, Charles Dennis Winslow, worked at Consolidated Edison in New York in the early 1900's and brought this lovely clock to his home when it was no longer needed at the plant. It keeps excellent time, and is a marvel of workmanship. We had to pack it really securely to move it to our home.
As you see,the clock is well padded and secure for the trip from Tucson to Durango. We named the clock after Bob's grandfather; every morning we wind up Charles Dennis and he keeps us on time with a good measure of history!
... and here's the famous clock, installed in our living room, and ticking away!!!
These cracks in the tile floor are part of the reason we had to replace a whole section of floor in our living room! The cement slab started to shift, and there were multiple cracks, and gaps between floor and baseboards. We devoted much of the summer to this project.
Here's what it was like when we moved all the furniture out of the damaged section in preparation for pulling up the tiles and replacing with a poured cement floor. This was at the beginning of June.
Here's the poured cement floor- which happened on July 3, and which took a month to cure. Meanwhile, we lived around the edges.
Marilyn is watching the floor being sprayed with our chosen color. Lots of fumes, so we pretty much lived outdoors for several days.
And here's what the finished product looks like! We are very pleased, as it coordinates really well with the rest of our home, and is very easy to take care of. Hurrah for being back to "normal"!
A nice hike up Animas Mountain, right outside Durango. The Duffster is pretty hot- we had plenty of water for him, and he is very good at finding shade.
Bob with Duffy up Animas Mountain, with Durango in the background. What a place!
Another view of our hike with Durango behind us.
Bob is contemplating the beautiful twilight view from our second floor before we went out to hang in the hot tub.
Bob led another photo tour to Kenya, Africa in August. Here he is in Samburu with Steven, a Samburu tribal chief, and Rose, who is a school teacher. Bob has known them both for many years.
Bob and his friends, the chickadees, who eat out of his hand.
Thanksgiving dinner, Tucson, with Bob's sister, Phyllis and his mother, Florence, age 93.
Westwind Pipe Band playing for Noel Night in Durango, at the Welcome Center downtown.
This window display really brought in the crowd!
Marilyn sez, "I've never been a window display before..."