TOOK THIS PHOTO SUNDAY MORNING & IT’S ONE OF THE ONLY CURRANT PHOTOS I HAVE FOR TONIGHT’S BLOG EXCEPT, FOR THE LAST ONE…..
I groggily wondered what Kelly was doing in the kitchen turning lights on. A quick check of my clock told me it was 1:30 in the morning. “What’s going on I ask.” “I think it’s raining,” she said. Well, that got me out of bed real fast because our MiFi unit is on the roof of the Motorhome. “Are you sure,” I said. “Yes,” she said with the door open looking out. Strange, because raindrops can easily be heard on the roof, & I didn’t hear any. She was already outside with the flashlight as I donned my housecoat & headed down the steps. First thing I did was look to the sky. Stars everywhere with not a cloud in sight. And, no raindrops falling on my head. But wait, it did sound like clumps of large rain drops falling over near the house. What the heck!!!! Stood there for about 10 seconds listening to what sounded like something definitely falling from the sky at both ends of the house. My mind raced trying to put a logical answer to these totally illogical sounds in the darkness. There was no logic for what I was hearing but not seeing or feeling!! Took the flashlight, opened the gate to the house and cautiously walked towards the sounds coming from the North side of the house. Had only walked about 30 feet when the beam of my flashlight picked up a dark movement on the ground. And then another. Javelinas!!!!!! Counted 4 of them on the other side of the fence. They were all busy grazing on something near a Palo Verde tree. It was their ‘chomping’ sounds that had been causing the mysterious sound. They were not aware of my presence at all but I was glad we had a secure fence between us. I walked around to the south side of the house & sure enough, there were 3 more Javelina’s outside the fence there chomping on something along the ground as well. Mystery solved. I was glad none of the Javelina’s were inside the fence line. Still a mystery to me about what they could have been eating because I was close enough to see nothing on the ground but gravel & stones. Did I go back to bed? Nope, hauled out the laptop & wrote this long paragraph:))
FILE PHOTOS OF JAVELINA’S AT INGRID & TOM’S NEAR ELFRIDA ARIZONA LAST YEAR
One thing is clear about that Javelina encounter plus the close call the night before with the Skunk. I will not be taking Pheebe outside for a walk after dark anymore. Although probably not warm enough for Rattlesnakes to be out at night yet, it won’t be long. It’s when they are most active. Yes, we are definitely continuing to learn the ways of the West.
Watered the house stucco for the last time this morning & the boys will be here to paint everything on Wednesday. Got myself up enough nerve to tackle those kitchen cupboards again & managed to splash me some more paint on the cupboard doors. Thinking now we might paint the door trim a Taos Blue. I’ll hold off taking any more photos until I have the final coats of colorful paint on. Taos Blue is a popular color here in the Southwest. Don’t think I am going to get that dining room painted before we leave. Lots of hours in the day but just not lots of energy left by the time I hit early afternoon. Especially today for some reason:((
Some readers have wondered if we could maybe take a few weeks to come back to Arizona in the summer but this is cost prohibitive for us plus it is just too far to drive. Neither one of us has any interest in flying down so we will just bite the bullet until we can get on the road again in October. And, as planned for last year, I want to come through southern Colorado & Arizona’s Monument Valley on the way down.
Kelly still can’t drive the Jeep with her black & blue sprained ankle so I drove her over to the Laundromat this afternoon. Of course I offered to do the laundry but she declined. You may remember my laundry post from a few weeks ago. So what if white stuff turns a little gray…right!!
WELL HEY, HERE’S A COUPLE SUNDAY MORNING PICS OF MUD DRYING IN THE DESERT…THINK CHOCOLATE:))
On Sunday mornings desert walk Kelly had just taken a thorn out of Pheebs paw when a few minutes later a Bunny Wabbit raced across our path. Well, the chase was on & Pheebs disappeared into the desert landscape in hot pursuit. Nearly a minute went by without her return so I started whistling her return command. But, no Pheebs. Whistled a few more times then headed off in the direction she ran. Whistled again & there she came ever so slowly. What a sad sight. She was hardly moving & in obvious distress. She had run right over top a dead Cholla Cactus. Barbs in all paws. Four totally flat tires:(( Set my cameras on the ground & got to work very delicately pulling cactus barbs out of doggy paws. Pheebs is such a trooper about all that. She sits quietly despite the pain, unlike me who hollers & swears at the slightest prick. Took us a couple minutes & we once again had air back in all 4 tires. Pheebs was up & running again. Those cactus barbs are sure a nasty bit of business!! Say, did I tell you about the kitchen cupboard paint on both Pheebs ears….oh well, another time.
The Motormouse is totally back to her old self, barking for her breakfast & following me all over the place again whenever I’m walking around with a piece of food in my hand. One positive thing out of her being sick last week….she got her waistline back:))
TONIGHT’S CRESCENT MOON & PLANET VENUS
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Sven couldn’t pronounce ‘th’. One day he displayed an old car and a bicycle in his yard, stood near the gate and started to shout: “Boat for sale…….. Listen everyone…….. Boat for sale……”
Sven’s neighbor asked: “Hey Sven, where the hell is your boat? I can see only your car and your bicycle.”
Sven: “Yes, they boat are for sale.”
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