This past week my brother and I drove a little west to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park to hike the Waterfall Canyon Trail. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I didn't make it all the way. However, I was in for a pleasant surprise: Petroglyph Plaza. There are ever so many rocks of varying sizes that have petroglyphs. Two Petroglyph styles have been recorded at the park.: Archiac Style and Hohokam Style (also called Gila Style). The Hohokam apparently abandoned the White Tank Mountains about 1100 A.D. These delightful images depict such things as game hunting, history, marking the landscape, sky watching, and spiritual life. If you live in the Valley, or plan to visit, you might want to consider taking this hike. Below are two graphics. The first is an original shot of a rock covered with petroglyphs. The second is the same photo, except redigitized by me. I always "see" more than the camera! I look forward to another visit soon and especially to the Black Rock Trail. P.S. There is a nearby horseback riding stable and a brand new county library and nature center. The White Tanks are close to many other places: Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, Luke AFB, Sun City, Peoria, and Litchfield Park.
Last year, I had a colonoscopy, which was given by Dr. Charles Baughman. While discussing my prescriptions and supplements, we discovered we were both taking strontium for better bone health, and he gave me tips for adding vitamins D3 and Ultra K2 to make it more effective for my osteoporosis. From there, we began to establish a warm business relationship. I discovered he was opening a new practice in Peoria, on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona, in the field of Age Management Medicine (also called Anti-Aging Medicine). During our visits, as we worked on some documents for his new business, I learned more about nutritional supplements. I began listening to his ideas, and decided to add other vitamin supplements to my diet. When I did so, my energy level increased significantly. It's been a year since I began taking these vitamins, and I'm so grateful for that extra energy. No wonder, really. Dr. Baughman's knowledge of the human system is powerful, and he is passionate about helping people live life to the fullest. I've enjoyed learning about his ideal patients, men and women in their 30s and 40s who are concerned about some of the changes taking place in their bodies. Hormones mostly. Later, Dr. Baughman hired me to do a website makeover. His website is at http://www.BaughmanAgeManagement.com, and I've learned a great deal by working on all of his content. And his wife, Priscilla, offers some dandy healthful recipes in the Cami's Recipes section. I'm impressed with Dr. Charles Baughman. He is a wise, knowledgeable physician who chooses to work in the field of preventive medicine. He doesn't promise the sun, moon, and stars. He's just thorough, analytical, highly skilled relative to the human body, and passionate about helping people get their lives back. If you live in the Phoenix area and are looking for a solid Age Management Medicine/Anti-Aging physician, you'll do well to contact Dr. Baughman. And he even helps old people like me feel more energetic.
This morning I was elated to find the first three cactus blossoms for 2009 in my Peoria, AZ front yard. Joy! I grabbed my Canon Rebel and slipped out the front door.
This holiday I gave my cameras a rest, and just took a few pictures. Spent a wonderful evening with brother and sister-in-law, David & Janet Crook, and another delightful evening with nephew and niece, Ed and Michelle Dias. Here are just a few of the pictures...and I'm rested enough now to get my cameras out and take on the world. Well, at least take on Wildlife World Zoo. Tomorrow. Hope you're having a pleasant holiday time! Sorry I couldn't get both cats in the picture of my living room. L'il Bear was perched opposite Shadow, but he hopped down when I went to grab my camera!