In order to have a wedding, you must take pictures of the bride and groom to put in the invitations. Anyway, that is how it is in our family lately. And in order to take pictures, you must find some place that there are many photo ops. So on Saturday, we packed a picnic lunch and headed to Superior to the Arboretum. Our thinking was that since the monsoons have actually produced rain this year it may be green there. We were not disappointed. I have been having some really bad stress related problems lately, and the drive through a desert that is alive and blooming with wild flowers was exactly what I needed.
After walking the 1.5 mile loop trail and taking pictures whenever we saw a perfect spot we weren't even too hot. Afterwards we drove up to Oak Flat and sat under a tree eating our picnic lunch. The weather was perfect, a light breeze and just the right temperature to be outside. We sat and watched the clouds coming up over the Superstition Mountains and wondered if it would rain that afternoon.
G'rat and family went home and Abe and I went on up the mountain to Globe to visit some relatives, and talk to a cousin about a horse trailer. After that we decided to see how the Salt River and Roosevelt Lake look. We haven't seen that much water flowing into Roosevelt in a long time. Thick, brown, water roaring over the dike and down into the Lake. Abe got a little excited about fishing once the water slows down.