I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS LITTLE FELLOW IS
More Mesquite & Palo Verde tree trimming this morning. Definitely a gloves job because both those trees have very sharp prickers. Kelly slipped the Jeep down to the garage to have the fellow test the battery. Said it was borderline & looked like the original. Because we are sometimes way out in the desert where there is no cell phone coverage we decided to play it safe & have that aging battery replaced with a new one. Will do that Thursday morning. Also decided to go with a good ‘used’ spare for Winnie The Bago. Much cheaper than a new Michelin tire we may never have to use.
SPOTTED THESE TWO FELLERS CRUISING BY THE ACE HARDWARE STORE IN WICKENBURG THIS MORNING
Hadn’t been in the Wickenburg Alco store since the last time I was in the Wickenburg Alco store. Nothing much had changed. Groceries at Safeway & off to Ace hardware to pick up our new Gravity chair. From there it was back to our Adobe Digs in Congress.
MATTHEW AROUND THE CORNER FROM US PULLED SOME CACTUS PADS OFF THE BIG CACTUS FOR US
Neighbor Matthew said he would pluck off some new Nopal cactus pads for me today so I slipped around & picked them up. Didn’t take me long to get myself in planting mode & it wasn’t long before I had 18 of the lovely little things in the ground & watered. Thanks to ‘Guest’ in our Shout Box for the list of hardy desert plants. I will print that out.
YEP I’M AT IT AGAIN…THESE ARE THE NEATEST THINGS:))
PHEEBS WAS A BIG HELP AGAIN TODAY AS SHE DUG SOME OF THE CACTUS HOLES FOR ME
In a comment, Jerry from OUR LIFE ON WHEELS said, “Don'tcha just love our desert”? And my quick answer to that is ‘yes we sure do’. I have heard it said about the desert ‘you either love it or you hate it’. Lucky for us it is the first case. I will never understand how some people cannot see the absolute beauty that abounds here in the Sonoran Desert. Not just rocks, scrub, gravel, sand, & prickly cactus. We can easily look out & see miles upon miles of green. The desert landscape is so diverse & ever changing. Just gain or drop a few feet and the flora begins to change. Cozy up to a ridge line & again plants quickly change as soil has a higher water content from run off. Not many Saguaros on the desert floor behind our place but just walk over to the base of rocky outcrop & there they are. Saguaro Cactus all over the hillsides. Rock formations everywhere with enough old worn & craggy Indian faces in them to keep an imaginative mind alive indefinitely. Our rural farms & forest landscape back in Ontario are beautiful in a different way than the rugged desert landscape we have here. Both are picturesque in their own right & fortunately I see & appreciate that beauty in both places. Each compliments the other & we are extremely fortunate in that we can live & love each one for a whole 6 months of the year. And it is that extreme difference & change that keeps my interest peaked. Just as I do not like a cold Canadian winter anymore I would probably not like a hot Arizona summer either. So again, despite my grumbling about stuff sometimes, we do have the best of both worlds:))
YEP WE LOVE OUR DESERT ALRIGHT
I remember someone commented one time about getting out for Jeep rides in Arizona with Pheebs just like we do back home in Ontario. Great idea except for one small thing. In Ontario where we live the countryside is crisscrossed with countless thousands of miles of country roads. Once could spend the entire day driving in a 50 mile radius of home & never travel the same road twice. That’s what makes it so interesting. Here in Arizona there basically are no country roads criss-crossing with each other like in Ontario. You are either on a paved highway or you are on a rough dusty trail in the desert. Always a good idea when on those trails to have 2 people along so Pheebs & I have haven’t been out bombing around by ourselves. But I know she’s needing a Jeep ride real bad so we are just going to have to work out some Jeep time logistics.
CHATTING IT UP WITH THE NEIGHBOR’S ACROSS THE ROAD THIS MORNING
Mr. Gingerich rolled into our driveway somewhere around 4 this afternoon. Recommended by Pat & Mike McFall over there in that Escapee North Ranch place Les is a competent yard maintenance fellow. Worked out a deal where he is going to come in & weed whack our weeds & I will rake up & dispose of them. He will then look after our weed problem in the future. No more Sheeps!!
THIS IS ONE OF THE CRITTERS THAT ATE UP OUR CACTUS
On our way south last week I remember spotting the smallest fifth wheel I had ever seen. John from FINDING OUR WAY commented on my post he had one of those fifth wheel Scamps & would be happy to drop by sometime this winter & show it to us. So John if your still reading bring it on by:))
PHEEBS GOT A LITTLE TIRED OF DIGGING CACTUS HOLES SO STOPPED FOR A SHORT SNOOZE
Not sure if I have Craig & Sue’s link correct for OUR FIVER ADVENTURES but welcome aboard folks & thanks for popping up on our Google Friend Connect list. If I have the wrong link let me know & I’ll get the correct one in:))
IN A COMMENT FLOWERGIRL WONDERED HOW BIG THE ANT HILLS WERE IN TUESDAY’S POST PHOTO…HERE ARE THE SAME MOUNDS BUT IN PERSPECTIVE WITH A POWER POLE…OF COURSE I AM ONLY ‘ASSUMING’ THESE ARE ANT HILLS…COULD BE SOME KIND OF RODENT TOO………
And a big hello to Morris, Elizabeth, & Wilf Blakey way up there in that Timmins place Ontario Canada:))
KELLY RELAXES IN OUR BACK YARD WITH HER BOOK THIS AFTERNOON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A new York Divorce Lawyer died and arrived at the pearly gates. Saint Peter asks him "What have you done to merit entrance into Heaven?" The Lawyer thought a moment, then said, "A week ago, I gave a quarter to a homeless person on the street." Saint Peter asked Gabriel to check this out in the record, and after a moment Gabriel affirmed that this was true.
Saint Peter said, "Well , that's fine, but it's not really quite enough to get you into Heaven." The Lawyer said, "Wait Wait! There's more! Three years ago I also gave a homeless person a quarter." Saint Peter nodded to Gabriel, who after a moment nodded back, affirming this, too, had been verified.
Saint Peter then whispered to Gabriel, "Well, what do you suggest we do with this fellow?"
Gabriel gave the Lawyer a sidelong glance, then said to Saint Peter,
"Let's give him back his 50 cents and tell him to go to Hell."
- 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.