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“Life is Boring Except for… Coffee…

in the morning” – unknown author, and someone to share it with (me). Thank you Natalie the Explorer for giving us a place to share our week’s events, the Photo and Word challenges we might have overlooked, and our successes and failures. The title I submit for Six Word Saturday

How do you like your coffee? I like it hot, but I sip it until it’s gone even if it cools off.

CMMC Topics from Cee’s Photo

Items from Cee’s photo: ladder, blue, roses, hydrangea, grass, fence, stars, doors, windows, roof, trees, tan, green, house, attic

CMMC Prescott Downtown Series #3

In addition to wandering around downtown by myself with no agenda other than to take some pictures, I wandered into some neighborhoods as well as some historic buildings. The neighborhood of tiny houses was one block from the large historic homes. Downtown is a mish-mash and thoroughly enjoyable.


My stars are special people to me. Both Ernie Garcias, the one on the left is the son, and he just had his first grandbaby, making Ernie on the right a great-grandfather. The second Ernie is my real star. He was a fixture in Woodlake until he moved to Vegas to be with his sons. Then this son moved to Prescott Valley two months ago, and out of the blue, I get a message to meet them.

I have known Ernie, Sr. since I started teaching in Woodlake 32 years ago. He was the head custodian where I taught. He and younger Ernie helped me fact-check my book, Images of America Woodlake. He is an unbelievable 95 years old, a WWII vet, and was very active in Veteran’s affairs, even being on television one time as a featured veteran who traveled to Washington DC. That makes him a star in my book.

Lens Artist Challenge #195 Downtown Prescott Series #3 Continued

I’m super late, but what a great challenge. Thanks to Anne Sandler who hosted last week.

The overwhelming color in Prescott is brown or tan because of the Granite Dells and the fact that we live in the high desert. So many buildings are built with stone as you will see in examples in posts to come.

FOTD I loved the fuschia color and the bokeh effect.
The beautiful women’s bathroom in the Prescott Elks Theatre has very calm colors.

I did not take the time to go inside because I like to visit museums with someone rather than by myself. I can hardly wait to see the inside because the outside is so unique and beautiful. I love the lines of the building and the variety of colors in the rocks.

Tiny house, beautiful colors about a block from the Museum of Indigenous People.
Down two doors from the picture above, this home grabbed me by the color wheel as well.

On my Health Front

Since we’re still sipping our coffee, I have to share my great news!

I had my umpteenth and LAST surgery on my DVT leg yesterday. I found out that they had removed my filter the month before. Thus explaining the huge hole in my neck. That milestone has significance because now I can quit taking blood thinners. I’m always a bit off for a day or two after surgery, so I rested and read blogs all day today after sleeping most of yesterday. I’ll be raring to go tomorrow and BEYOND!

So thanks to the wonderful doctors and their staff who cared for and about me for months through this ordeal. Thank you for your prayers and kind words on my blog. I feel like the bionic woman! ๐Ÿ™‚

Coming Up on Always Write

  • Story Chat Summary on Tuesday
  • Random stuff – maybe play in an occasional challenge, and blog reading for the rest of the two weeks. WQW and PPAC are on vacay for two weeks.
Have a great week.

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    • Thanks, so much, Robert. I never felt wobbly or anything else from them. I was lucky. But I’m so happy not to have to take them after May 20. Without insurance they are a $500+ bottle of pills. With insurance only $47. But that’s a nice dinner out every month! LOL

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  1. Hi
    I visited your site. I can read your blog & your biography. So interesting do you doing work. You doing hard work. Have you good knowledge. Well have nice doing job. I like. Iam so happy.
    So beautiful written you. Have a lots of experience.โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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  2. I loved your photos Marsha as always. The story of the two Ernie’s and how you reconnected is awesome. Glad your surgery and other physical issues are improving and going well.

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    • Thanks, Kirstin it was fun seeing them. And it was a big surprise to find out that my filter was gone and there would be no more surgeries. Yay! Hope all is going well with you!


  3. So glad to hear you’re doing well and making positive progress on the health front!

    Your photos are lovely! Living in NM, I know all about the aesthetic of blending homes into the landscape so the photos of the tiny, brightly colored house was like magic to my eyes!!

    Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  4. Thank you Marsha for your weekend coffee share. So glad to hear your good health news. Congratulations! Your flower photo with the bokeh effect is gorgeous. The turquoise and red trimmings on the houses are eye-catching, too. Have a wonderful weekend and vacation!


  5. love your neighborhood pics Marshs and that flower!!! amazing!
    I carry my coffee around like a security blanket but only drink 2 cups a day.. cold or hot is good to me.. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‚


  6. Coffee, I like mine hot, no additives. I always drink from a covered cup and if it gets even a bit cool, I’m done, or I reheat in the microwave.
    On Prescott…
    I got to thinking that we’d driven through there at least once, though didn’t have time to stop. We once went via 89A from Jerome through to 89 and I remember stopping at Yarnell at the Shrine of St. Joseph.

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    • Yes, I think that is a ways out of town, but quite doable from Prescott – maybe 20-30 minutes. We’ve never stopped there, but I did take pictures of some buildings there.





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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