Tuesday Tidbits #6

Christmas in the Desert is a sight to see! We don’t have your normal evergreen trees to decorate so creativity is a key!

Seeing cactus lit up at night is a treat to see.

Of course each community has their lights display!

The Court House and trees on the square of Prescott are beautiful!

The Glendale Lights in Glendale, AZ are fun!

Our very own Anthem has a tall Christmas Tree. It’s the biggest Christmas Tree in Arizona!

Some like to have fun with their cactus for Christmas.

Whatever the case… we love Christmas here in the southwest!

Until Next Time ~Nancy

35 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #6

  1. Thank you for sharing Nancy….The Southwest is truly magical and I know you love your Arizona as much as I love my New Mexico. Even though I now live in Florida, the Southwest will always be “mine”! I, too have decorated a cactus or two and I have the “scars” to prove it.

    You won’t believe my silliness, but one year we were digging up and moving several cactus (actually cacti) ……AND as my husband wheeled the wheelbarrow, one of the golden barrel cactus had started to fall out and yep! you guessed it…I reached for it without gloves.

    Oh my gosh!!!!!! we picked and tweezed for hours and it still hurt.

    “They.”, whoever “they” are, said you will never get all of the “thorns”, that at least 5 % will remain inside and I believe it. Every now and then, I will touch the palm of my hand just so…and I feel the pain all over again! I guess it is like shrapnel… it is there forever.LOL

    Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays, my friend.

    1. Oh my gosh …I feel your pain. We were hiking yesterday and Sweet Man dusted by a cactus and he got nabbed. He is still picking it out of him.

      Living in the Southwest is special and I am grateful everyday that I get to experience this life!

      Merry Christmas my friend. I have been baking in between desert rides and hikes. I will be heading over to your blog soon. But first I must start the Nut Horns dough!

      Hugs and more hugs… may the festive time of the Holidays touch you and yours. 🤗

  2. The trees are all lovely, and the cactus with the hat and glasses made me laugh. We had a homeowner here in town who use to put hats, glasses, and fake beards on three of her evergreens. Made for a good chuckle when we drove by. The new homeowners cut them down. 🙂

    1. Oh Judy it gave us all a chuckle as well. Enjoying a Southwest Christmas is special and I am so grateful to do so. Merry Christmas my friend.

      I have been baking in between desert rides and hiking and I promise to pop over to see you and your posts. But first I am off to make Nut Horns. Sweet Man’s Aunt Helen’s recipe. Hugs to you!

    1. These saguaros wrapped in lights are hard to find at times …as they are VERY HARD to wrap with lights. It HURTS!

      Thanks for stopping by at this busy time of year. I’ll be over soon… but first, I need to start my next batch of cookies!

    1. It is something to see. They are hard to find though because it hurts to wrap them!

      Thanks for stopping by. I will be over soon to see how your busy days are going before Christmas. But first I am off to finish my Christmas Cookies!

  3. Love Christmas lights anywhere. I would hate the job of decorating those spikes cacti! All are beautiful and I so enjoy your beautiful pics, sweet Nancy.

    1. Thank you sugar pie!

      These saguaros are very hard to wrap and they are hard to find at times. People just don’t want to go through the pain plus they are soooooo tall.

      Merry Christmas my sister friend! ❤️

    1. It is different! I am so grateful that I get to experience the Southwest everyday and also at this festive time of year!

      Merry Christmas my friend. Enjoy this wonderful festive time with your family! ❤️

  4. I love looking at the lights this time of year! Thanks for sharing the magical moments in your area. Merry Christmas to you my friend!

    1. Merry Christmas to you as well! Thanks for stopping by at this busy time of year.

      A Southwest Christmas is special and I am so grateful to live here.

      Hugs to you and yours… Merry Christmas!

  5. I love all of that creativity! Although I’m thinking a protective suit might be in order when decorating the cacti!. Merry Christmas dear friend and very best wishes in the new year.

  6. The southwest is truly a magical place to spend the Christmas holiday! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and your family.

  7. Gorgeous light photos, Nancy. I never have decorated those prickly cacti, but I do so enjoy the results. You really did capture the spirit of Christmas in the desert. Thank you. All my best to you.

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