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Boring it is if someone talks when you want him to listen.

The optomist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears that this is true.
--James Branch Cabel

They never forget where they buried the hatchet.
 
It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
--Alfred Adler

His money is twice tainted: 'taint yours and 'taint mine.
--Mark Twain

If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
--Austin O'Malley

How little we need measures our wealth better than

how much we have.
--Anonymous

What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
--Emerson

I admire the truth...if it agrees with my view.

It is not what I have but what I enjoy that comprises my abundance.

Many of us are spared the stress of genius.

Spring in the world!
And all things are made new.
                        --Richard Hovey

This ain't the Waldorf; if it was,
you wouldn't be here.
                                     --Anonymous American









 
Who you lookin' at?



He's smiling because it's raining. It's the first rain
since March and it is covering both the high country
and the desert foothills. I'm anticipating the time it
fills the rainbarrels before I celebrate.

     
Lazy days of summer...
We've had triple-digit temperatures already even though the calendar
tells me it's still spring. I hope you have a cool place to visit for a
change from the heat. When I first arrived in Arizona, everyone was
from somewhere else. Now we have several generations born here
who have never seen a mosquito. It's a dry heat, ha ha!


  
Caught on trail cam in Cave Creek...
a hungry coyote and a herd of javelinas with their babies


Arizona has many places in which to cool off in the summer. My favorite is Payson, which has attractions of
its own as well as a location that is central to many lakes and forests.


 
The first town north of Payson is Pine and three miles north of that is Strawberry, Arizona. It is here that you will find the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Aizona. This one-room building is not used for school any more but is kept in good repair. It is a short drive off the main highway.

      
This elk in my front yard was photographed by a trail cam.                                                Also captured on the trail camera was this visitor.


 
Mother's Day 2018
                                                                                                             

                         
         
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.
     

 

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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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