Green Valley Lake at sunset.   ***     A winter visitor at the top of the tree.   ***     Kathy Noltze reflects on the changing seasons in Arizona.


Clear blue skies and clean recycled water in our town lake attract wildlife in the Rim Country.


A family strolls through the cool mountain air around Green Valley Lake in Payson, Arizona at dusk. East of Payson is the east end of the Mogollon Rim, which has a sheer cliff. One crosses the west end of the Rim when driving from the Valley to Flagstaff.

Kathy Noltze contemplates last of fall foliage 2017 at the library in Payson in November.



Chrysanthemums are still blooming in the high country.                  A happy person left sage advice on painted rocks.                   Kathy Noltze walks past the dog run behind her vacation home.

My 30-year-old jalopy recently passed Arizoona's tough emissions test with flying colors. According to the Inspector, it did better than much newer cars.
 This is a credit to the mechanic in our family who likes to work on these old sports cars. Parts for them are getting hard to find; he has to improvise from newer parts.
He once returned a pair of used shock absorbers because they came with a lifetime warrantee and they lasted only thirteen years.


   Chrysanthemums conjure up memories of fall and football games and Homecoming in Ozaukee County.

A family with a baby carriage is silhouetted against Green Valley Lake as the sun sets in Gila County, Arizona.                                                                                     


Verde River

Zane Grey Museum
Payson, Arizona

A fall foliage trip took me to rural regions of Gila County; the best color at this point in the season is on the road to Tonto Fish Hatchery. Considering the number of folks fishing at Green Valley Lake, I would say that Arizona Game and Fish just released a lot of these trout into the streams and lakes in central Arizona.

On the road to Tonto Fish Hatchery

Green Valley Lake in Payson, Arizona
The Zane Grey Museum is on the shore.

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 Woods Canyon Lake east of Payson, Arizona

Kathy Noltze

Sometimes I feel like a nut.

This elk is one of a herd that crossed my yard one day. 


Fall foliage in Gila County, Arizona

Raised-bed gardening

Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol UK

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

You know autumn is coming to Arizona when the owls return.


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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.


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 is a Blue Heron that struts around the pier like he owns it.
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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 three 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.  Britain beckons 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