Other than slipping ourselves down to EL Mirage just south of Surprise Arizona this morning there isn’t a whole lot on my mind tonight. Just kind of ended up at the end of the day here drawing a blank. With the days getting hotter my mind is getting slower. Think maybe it’s time to get on home & shovel some snow eh………………….
Thanks to everyone for the reading ideas. Some of the books suggested I have read but most of them I haven’t. I have made a note of the one’s sent in that perk my interest. Some of the suggestions reminded me of my reading years. Went through a phase reading many books about the first & second World Wars. Shipwreck salvage operations held my interest for quite awhile. I spent some time this morning browsing through Kindle book lists. I have the links saved people have sent in as well. And from some of the comments it looks like the Kindle can be used in other ways as well. Very interesting. Kelly has already downloaded so many books it takes two of us just to lift the Kindle up off the table……
I did take a walk around the yard later this afternoon looking at the Cactus pads I had planted this season. 23 of 42 have buds on them so I know they are going to make it. About a dozen are still green & healthy looking but no buds. The rest are not looking well & I suspect they will be ka-put by the time we return in the Fall. About 60% of the Agave’s are looking good & the rest are debatable. About 90% of the Aloe Vera I put in are doing great. Two new Creosote bushes are struggling & that’s because I forgot to water them for awhile when they were first planted. The 5 Joshua Trees I transplanted are still green but who knows. All the Yuccas I dragged home after a road grader ripped them out last Fall all look dead but I’ll leave them in the ground anyway. Desert plants are extremely hardy at surviving harsh treatment. I’m already looking forward to seeing how all the plants are doing when we return in 6 or 7 months………………..
GROANER’S CORNER:(( "It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool."
And remember….nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up your interests weakens the soul.