Monday, November 30, 2009

WE ARE BACK INTO OUR WINTER CLOTHES......Brrrrrrrrrr!!


WOKE UP TO SNOW ON THE SWISSHELM MOUNTAINS  (telephoto lens)

It's a good thing we brought our Canadian winter clothes with us. Woke up to snow on the distant mountain tops & our temps never got above 43F with gusting winds. Reminded me of a cold, wet, gray, mid November day in Ontario. I hauled out the telescope lens & cracked off some photos of the far away snow tipped mountains this morning.



SNOW ON THE DRAGOON MOUNTAINS NORTH OF US THIS MORNING

Had planned on blogging about our visit to Marybeth Webster's house yesterday but I was talking to Marybeth to-day & asked if she could email me a few facts about her house, the Quaker Friends of the Southwest Center, & herself. Want to get all my facts straight about everything before doing the post. I've had the towns of Truth or Consequences NM & Borrego Springs California nicely email about mistakes I made about their respective towns so I sure don't want Marybeth chasing me down for not getting something right:))


SNOW CLOUDS SITTING ON THE DRAGOONS

Noticed BITS FROM BILL had a post to-day about a device that is essential for backing up hard drives if you have more than one computer in your home. Windows Home Server has made a big impression on Bill. RICK has some videos on what to do if you have a tire blow out & JERRY has been getting some great red faced comments about his cheeky red pajamas. WANDERING WILLY is doing battle with Mexican sugar ants & GYPSY has landed herself at Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia. For some of you folks who follow TIOGA GEORGE you might want to stop by with a few words of encouragement. George has had a recent spate of bad luck & his RV was towed into Gila Bend Az to-day.


SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN NEAR DOUGLAS AZ (saddle horn is far knob at left & saddle sways to the right) 

We had our usual 4 suspects out to the photography group to-day & were actually able to solve more problems than we created:)) And we all did well about staying on photography related topics & issues.


RAIN FALLING IN THE TOMBSTONE HILLS OFF TO THE NORTHWEST

The weather remained bad all day with heavy rains at times. Arizona's country roads are not graveled like in Ontario & are made of a hard packed sandy clay like mixture. When it rains, that sandy clay turns to a soft glue like mixture that sticks to your shoes like a fly's stick to gooey fly paper. Tires slip in the red mud & absolutely everything tracks into the motorhome. For us that is 4 shoes & 12 paws hauling mud inside. We've got quite a mess going on in here but I did have a go at it with the vacuum after Kelly went to her exercise class this morning. When this mud is in it's dry form it is of course called, dust. The southwest has waaaaaaaay more dust than it really needs & before we head home in the spring we'll really have to hose the vehicles down inside & out. We've got so much dust in the motorhome & car right now we would be charged big bucks for hauling a full load of Arizona dirt across the border & up into Canada.


THESE SAND HILL CRANES WERE FLYING AGAINST BLANK WHITE CLOUDS  SO I GOT OUT MY PAINT BRUSH & PAINTED THE SKY ORANGE:))

GROANER'S CORNER:))  And, some medical advice......If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you will be afraid to cough.

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7 comments:

Margie M. said...

The cloud formations in AZ are always amazing. Good thing you had the winter clothing on board, as you said. Western WA is getting a big cold front moving into the area soon and the high temps are going to be "below" freezing. Can't wait for Dec. 26th to get here.
Enjoy the beautiful skies again when the rain clouds clear out. Nice pic of that snow-capped mountain.

Ray_O said...

OK, OK...I've got to get one of those scopes because my 300mm just doesn't reach out enough. I couldn't count the teeth on that mountain goat.

Really nice pix, AL.

Rick and Paulette said...

Sounds a bit chilly down there - sure made for some nice pictures of the mountains, though! Hopefully, this front will pass soon and you'll be back in the sunshine!

Jean in Gleeson said...

Beautiful pictures as always. Looking at the second picture of the Dragoons, I think I see our neighbors house. If I'm right we are located behind the hill in the foreground.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos again today, as usual. You take such good pics!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

For a minute there I thought you had finally photographed those abyssinia asscratchers you keep telling us about. But na you just messed with the colors.

Rod

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