Cape Honeysuckle and Purple Prickly Pear at home in Cave Creek January 22, 2018

Footprints in the Frost
I awoke this morning to a blanket of frost everywhere; by noon it had melted.
The bird bath was frozen, baffling the birds. So much for our winter. --Kathy Noltze 1/21/18.

It rained again today, and this time it was a gentle mist that soaked into the parched earth.  --Kathy Noltze, 1/20/18.

My rain gauge showed that we had received a quarter inch of precipitation at my vacation home in the mountains in the last few weeks.
Alas, despite rain barrels, it was not enough water to prevent some plant loss. Here I am deciding which book to peruse. --Kathy Noltze, 1/18/18.

The plaster pig adorns a building on The Bayle in Folkestone, UK.

A herd of javelina slept under my lemon tree as one of the females gave birth.

I photographed my colorful yard on January 5, 2018.
The orange flower in the center is a blooming aloe.
The round plant at left is a barrel cactus.
Purple prickly pear is stressed, no doubt from the lack of rain for so many months.  

The purple cactus and the rabbit were at home in Cave Creek December 29, 2017.


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

Sometimes I feel like a nut.

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


Raised-bed gardening

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 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 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
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