Property Purveyor


Kathy Noltze is founder and President of Magnum Travel, Inc. She is an author and photographer who travels for work and play.
At present, inventory of odd bits of real estate consists entirely of a two-acre lot zoned commercial in Conover, Wisconsin.

Noltze's Perspective                                                    Books by Kathy Noltze:   Ulao      Portals to Europe     Folkestone    Flanders


March in such a way that

others will wish to join us.

       –-Hubert H. Humphrey

 

Walls impede my progress.

 

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Numbering your possessions

invites fate to take them away.

 

My great grandparents rode horses but were afraid to take the train. My grandparents took the train but were afraid to drive. My parents drove but were afraid to fly. I fly but I'm afraid to ride a horse.

 

He is not happy who does not

think himself so. Roman Wisdom

 

Conversation enriches the understanding.

 

A sense of duty is important in employment but repulsive in personal relations.

 

A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under whose shade they will never sit.

                                          Unknown

...I learned this... that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Dusk 12-3-12

But dost thou love Life, then do not squander Time, for that's the Stuff Life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

The Sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A large red drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone.

John Steinbeck

The soul awakes...between two dim eternitiesthe eternal past,

the eternal future.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

He that plants trees loves others beside himself.

 Thomas Fuller

A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.

Alexander Smith

 

 

 
 

Checking the level of rain in the gauge: almost two inches this week.


Here I am checking the level of rain in the barrels. We had a half inch of rain in the Rim Country this week. Rain barrels are used to harvest the rain and store it.


I escape foothills heat by traveling to the high country. It's less than two hours on the Beeline Highway. One time, I encountered a wrong-way driver coming right at me. I quickly changed to the right lane and noticed behind me down the hill that every driver saw her coming, too, and pulled into the right-hand lane. I understand that wrong-way drivers are a bane across our nation.


Raised-bed gardening
This and a fence slow the deer and rabbits down...





Texas Sage







There are many legends about the Weeping Willow; I am grateful for shade they provide and their graceful appearance.


Every gate presents a choice to be on the inside or the outside.


Monsoon at Green V alley Lake


retention basin dredged out after recent rain
There is a retention basin at the top of the slope to retain rainfall.
I also collect rain with three purpose-built barrels

 
During monsoon in the high country, retention basin fills with rain.
After storm, Kathy Noltze checks basin to see if it needs dredging.




 
                         
 
         
The blue heron was in Payson, Arizona.

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Woods Canyon Lake
 
ElkLR
This elk is one of a herd that crossed my yard one day. 

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I shot this from the walk along the cliff in Dunbar, Scotland.
As you can see, it's just steps to the beach.
     

 

About us.

Property Purveyor is a trade name registered to Magnum Travel, Inc., an Arizona corporation founded in 1978 by Kathy Noltze. All photos, essays and intellectual property on this site are copyrighted by the corporation or its officers and directors. All rights reserved. All items of personal property and real estate promoted for sale on this site are owned by the corporation or its employees.



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About Magnum Travel, Inc.

Investment company Magnum Travel, Inc., was founded in 1978 in Arizona by certified travel counselor Kathy Noltze. Retail travel was its primary business for the first two decades. As the travel industry grew, so did Magnum's prospects in travel-writing, photography, publishing, and various investments. Also growing during this first decade, in leaps and bounds, was the Valley of the Sun. In 1989, Noltze purchased a commercial office building in Cave Creek, Arizona, a few miles from her home, and moved retail operations closer to its international client base.

     Due to advances in technology and staff expertise, Magnum's register of patrons reached beyond US borders. With most business being conducted via email,  a local bricks-and-mortar office became superfluous. In 2005, Noltze sold the commercial building. Magnum evolved into an asset management company as retail operations were phased out  in favor of other corporate activities. The company's base of operations moved to eastern Arizona. Now transactions are conducted wherever high-speed internet is on hand. Most recently, Noltze works from company-owned real estate in Arizona's Rim Country, as well as from her desk in Cave Creek, Arizona.

     The company publishes travel narratives and photo essays and Noltze manages its investments.


This elk seemed to be at home.
This is a Blue Heron that struts around the pier like he owns it.
 

About Kathy Noltze

A student exchange trip to Arlington, Virginia inspired her life of travel.  Noltze earned an undergraduate degree in public administration by completing courses of study in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Wisconsin and Arizona. While studying and traveling, she clerked for an architectural firm in London, and for companies in California and Wisconsin. She worked for a Mexico wholesale tour company while earning her BS in Arizona.  As a graduate student, she founded an asset management company that now has over four decades of accomplishments.

      Noltze photographs and writes about alluring destinations. Work takes her to major cities in Europe, but less trendy destinations intrigue her. Wales, Pomerania, Bohemia, Luxembourg and Slovakia are a few of the regions through which she treads for company projects and genealogy research. When mercury climbs to 115°+ in the desert, she heads for the mountains of central Arizona.  Britain beckons also and she plods through coastal towns in Wales, England, and Scotland for a sweeping change of environment from the summer desert.   Kathy Noltze is founder and president of Magnum Travel, Inc. She is the author of four books, including Ulao: Footsteps on the Bluff about 19th Century settlers of Ulao, Wisconsin.

      Surrounded by palo verde, saguaros, staghorn cholla and prickly pear cacti, and with bobcats, javelina, and coyotes promenading through her yard, Noltze lives in the Sonoran Desert with her husband and other wild creatures.


This  Blue Heron nests at Green Valley Lake,
a good place to raise eggs.

Wupatki National Monument
 
 
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