WATER IN THE DESERT AND WHERE DID THE MOUNTAINS GO IN THE REFLECTION??
Sometimes we can hear ‘goings on’ under our house & sometimes it’s quiet. Last night & today has been quiet. Quiet is good.
THESE DESERT PONDS ARE ACTUALLY CALLED TANKS & SERVE AS A WATER SOURCE FOR CATTLE…WE HAVE TWO CLOSE BY & THIS ONE IS CALLED THE SULLIVAN TANK
Each morning our walks get a little longer. First bunch of days after arriving last week we didn’t get too far. A week’s traveling with little exercise had turned our leg muscles to mush.
IT CAN BE VERY COOL IN THE EARLY MORNING DESERT AIR SO KELLY ALWAYS DRESSES PLENTY WARM
WHEREVER THERE IS WATER IN THESE PARTS THERE IS LOTS OF GREEN
Pheebs favorite Pal this year is Dally who lives just down the road from us. Dally watches for Pheebs every morning now & the two of them race back & forth along the fence line. I always like to watch dogs at play having fun.
DALLY WATCHES FOR PHEEBS EVERY MORNING
THESE TWO ARE THE BEST OF PALS
Again, most of my morning was spent clipping sucker branches off our properties Palo Verde trees. Talked to the neighbor lady on our north side. Nice Mexican family & she said to come over & take as many Cactus pads off their tall cactus plants I wanted. It’s a special kind of cactus they brought from Mexico years ago. She gave me a wheelbarrow load last March but of course they got all ate up. I may do that in the morning & get them planted.
THESE ARE THE NEW CACTUS PADS I PLANTED WEDNESDAY ALONG OUR FRONT FENCE LINE IN THE CACTUS GARDEN
Kelly headed off to the garage & had the battery replaced in the Jeep. Also left Winnie’s flat tire & rim there. Kelly informed me this morning I had it wrong in Wednesday night’s post about getting a used tire for a spare. It is a new tire we are getting. Despite being super busy at that garage the fella installed the battery in the Jeep right quick. We learned a long time ago if you want quick attentive service at a garage just have a good looking blonde take the vehicle in. Works every time. And Kelly is such a charmer:))
NEW BATTERY IN & I DID NOT KNOW TILL TODAY OUR ENGINE HOOD CAN GO ALL THE WAY BACK & REST AGAINST THE ROOF…WHO KNEW?
Congress is having 3 free dump days at the moment so it was a good opportunity to rid ourselves of an old blue child’s outdoor swimming pool that had blown into our yard. That & a Hughesnet satellite dish that we had taken off the the house last year. Only two items but it was a good enough excuse to load up the Rascal Buns & head ourselves out of town. Dropped off our 2 junk items & headed ourselves up the side of the Weaver Mountains to the tiny but artsy quaint village of Yarnell.
HEADING FOR THE WEE TOWN OF YARNELL ATOP THOSE WEAVER MOUNTAINS & PHEEBS ENJOYS THE SCENERY ON THE WAY UP
Our destination was the hardware store. Needed a few things & it’s always an experience navigating the narrow chocked full of stuff aisles in that place. Two brothers own it & they have everything from soup to nuts in that place. And they know where every bit of soup & every last nut is too.
THIS IS THE RANCH HOUSE RESTAURANT OFTEN SEEN IN THE YARNELL FIRE COVERAGE…MUCH OF THE YARNELL FIRE DAMAGE WAS RIGHT ACROSS THE ROAD WHERE 127 BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED IN THE GLEN IIAH NEIGHBORHOOD
YARNELL’S HARDWARE STORE…IT’S QUITE A PLACE
HIGHWAY 89 THROUGH YARNELL
Again I was amazed to see how that Yarnell fire came so close to destroying the entire town. Trees right beside the highway are burned in spots. And so close up behind other buildings along main street. Firemen did an amazing job in keeping that fire from jumping the highway.
OK BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN DAD
We didn’t linger in Yarnell & just tumbled our way down the mountainside’s Yarnell Hill back to our little Adobe Digs in Congress far below. Kelly & I have both been tiring easily so it was a quiet afternoon just taking things easy. For Kelly that generally means reading & catching some zzzz’s. For me it’s plunking away at my blog post for the day. If I doze off for a few minutes in my chair I consider that a good thing. I never ever lay down for a snooze on my bed though. Don’t know why but that just never works for me. Works fine for Pheebs though. She likes snoozing on my bed during the day. But only if I am in the room. She generally always likes to be close by to wherever I am.
HAD LOTS OF HELP IN THE BACK YARD TODAY BUT CAN’T REMEMBER THIS LITTLE FELLOW’S NAME
Pheebs has been doing real well at avoiding cactus barbs since we arrived here nearly a week ago. Her memory has retained the info of how painful they can be if she gets into them. Goatshead stickers are something else though & there is no avoiding those miserable things for man or beast. Pheebs needed a little help with one this morning. Since I raked this entire one acre property last year we do not have nearly as many Goatshead stickers as we first did when we came here.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MOM SHE WAS AS GOOD AS NEW AGAIN
BECKY & DREW joined us on our ‘Friends List’ over there in our right hand column today. Thanks for dropping by folks & welcome to the Bayfield Bunch’s combination travels & home time. Last week was travel & this week it is Arizona home time. And a last minute check before Publishing tonight shows we have a second Friend Connect person checking in today. Welcome to ANN CONDRAN from we here at the Bunch & thanks for dropping in on us Ann:))
PHEEBS SNAGS MY SPOT AGAIN THIS MORNING
GROANER’S CORNER;:(( My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine. And always remember….try to aspire to inspire before you expire.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.