Cal and I packed the truck tuesday , loaded with tons of art supplies including Scooter , Peanut , Cal's golf clubs , good reading books, the 4th season of Dexter and headed for a special winter get away for 5 weeks in the old mining town turned artistic enclave of Bisbee Arizona . I had never heard of this place but Cal had and he has a special eye for finding wonderful places to visit. I am smitten!!! The climate is perfect so far , sixties during the day and perfectly cool at night for warm fires .The town is charmingly nestled in a deep canyon high in the mountains ( 6000 feet) .It resembles a European village, the homes are built just about anywhere they can safely perch one .Long Staircases and winding roads connect owners to their homes. The style is Victorian/ bungalow/ cottage early last century in style . So much charm and not much change except for a bright coat of paint here and there. In it's hey day the town was a bustling copper mine town of 20 thousand . Now it boast about 6000. Which is much better then most mining towns can say these days . I hope to post many pictures in the next weeks to give each of you a feel and hopefully the bug to visit this enduring little bit of history.
Oh the color!!!
Give me a hammer and some paint.....
....then just add a little lace in the windows
and I am in love,
Scooty and Peanut are a perfect fit .
Getting exercise is not a problem here.....
and treasure hunting is at a premium !!
This fence rail was just leaning on an
old abandoned building of which there seems to be many .