Head in the Clouds – A Man made Wonder?


Flying out of Phoenix

Headed south, before banking east

Out the window there appears

A large hole in the ground

Wasn’t sure what I was seeing

Either with the Circled hole

Or with the backgammon design ponds

What it was is a open pit copper mine abandoned in 1984

Which as of 2019, it was bought with plans to reopen

Now called the Cactus mine

For a sense of scale that pit is 3,100 ft. across and 980′ deep

The Buds of Spring


Remember the forest had been ablaze of color

Then all the leaves had fallen

Creating mosaic patterns on the ground

The silhouette of trees

Stand against a icy blue winter sky

Yet when we look close

We see the buds

Waiting for that season

Which brings us the hope of spring

Head in The Clouds Monday


In the days when travel was easy

I always look for the window seat

For part of going some where

Is the distance we move to get there

And that makes the journey

So much more interesting

Please indulge me

As I share what I have observed

From my window seat

On “Head in the clouds Mondays”