Sunday, January 17, 2016
SHORT JEEP RIDE, MORNING WALK, CRESTED SAGUARO, INDIAN HOUSE ROCK, & IT’S LESLIE & PETER’S LAST DAY WITH US
SPOTTED THIS LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD AT ONE OF OUR ALOE FLOWERS THIS AFTERNOON
Our overnight cloud cover was long gone by morning & we again started another fine Arizona day under sunny skies.
HAD OURSELVES A NICE DESERT WALK THIS MORNING
HEADING UP A ROCKY ATV ROAD TO WHERE LESLIE DISCOVERED A YOUNG CRESTED SAGUARO ABOUT A YEAR AGO
KELLY, LESLIE, & PETER ARE ACTUALLY VISIBLE IN THIS PHOTO WHICH GIVES YOU AN IDEA HOW VAST THIS LAND IS OUT HERE
Thought we’d take a drive out to see how the young crested Saguaro that Leslie spotted last year was doing. It’s only about a mile behind our house so we Jeeped ourselves out that way along what are now becoming quite familiar Jeep roads to me.
I AM STANDING BESIDE THE CRESTED SAGUARO LOOKING BACK TO WHERE THE OTHERS ARE STANDING INCLUDING THE PHEEBS
LESLIE & PETER ARE DRIVING BACK TO PHOENIX IN THE MORNING WHERE THEY WILL CATCH A FLIGHT FOR BUFFALO NY THEN DRIVE FROM THERE TO THEIR HOME IN WEBSTER….IN A POSSIBLE SNOW STORM
WE EVEN SPOTTED ‘GUMBY’S COUSIN THIS MORNING, SENOR SAGUARO GUMBY >>>>>>>>>>
Parked & walked a few hundred yards up a rocky ATV trail to the spot where we could see the Saguaro. It’s not easily identifiable as a crested unless one picks their way through some rocks & boulders laced with prickly pear cactus, ocotillo, & a few dozen other desert plants. I did make my way to the Saguaro & took some photos from the east side of it where the ‘crested’ part is much more identifiable.
FROM A DISTANCE & THIS ANGLE IT’S NOT EASILY IDENTIFIABLE AS A YOUNG CRESTED SAGUARO
ONE HAS TO GET UP CLOSE & TO ONE SIDE OF IT TO SEE THE BEGINNING CREST
From Leslie’s crested Saguaro we drove a short distance over to Indian House Rock which is a favortie spot of Leslie & Peters. Favorite spot for Kelly & I as well & Pheebs & I had just been there a few weeks ago for a walk. And yes Peebers did come with us this morning.
DESERT TRAFFIC WAS A BIT HEAVY TODAY
INDIAN HOUSE ROCK
PRETTY TOUGH STUFF FOR A NEW YORK BOY EH:))
From the big Rock wound our way back through the desert to a gate near our house & drove half a block pulling into our yard sometime after the noon hour I think it was. Temperatures were getting warm so I wasn’t long in getting myself comfortibly stretched out in my Horton recliner in the rig. Soft music, sunshine again beaming in the window as I drifted away for a short afternoon snooze. Thought occured to me, ‘say why wouldn’t I just move all my stuff out to the rig & spend my time here where it’s so cozy & comfy warm. I do like to be warm & our house most of the time is like living in a half heated ice box.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Did You Know::
- OLD WANTS never die, they become needs
- OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just run out of time
- OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just unwind
- OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just wind down
- OLD WEATHERMEN never die, they reign forever
- OLD WHITE WATER RAFTERS never die, they just get disgorged
- OLD WOOL COATS never die, they just become mothballed
- OLD WRESTLERS never die, they just lose their grip
- OLD YACHTSMEN never die, they just keel over
- There is no conclusive evidence about what happens to old skeptics, -- but their future is doubtful.
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Nice that you enjoyed their company and love the crested Saguaro. Time to relax for a bit now.ReplyDelete
Gee, I was beginning to think you forgot to include a photo of that crested saguaro:) What a cute thing!! Love how the crest is beginning. Should be beautiful in about 100 years!ReplyDelete
Curious if a crested saguaro is some kind of mutation related to something. dang...gotta go look it up now. Great photos. I love to be warm too, Al. Warm fire at home in the snows is a requirement. A half heated house just wouldn't do. I would be out there in the motorhome in a flash.ReplyDelete
I've recently discovered Peter's blog about living on Campobello Island through your blog. His blog is nice and easy to read too. But you said they were from Rochester. What gives?ReplyDelete
That's my fault..... I linked the name 'Peter' to Peter's American Traveler blog a long time ago & every time I type in the name Peter now it automatically goes to the American Traveler blog. I have to see if Kelly can figure out how to un-link that. The American Traveler folks do live on Campobello Island & Kelly's brother Peter does not have a blog.Delete
Nothing better than a bright sunny morning for a desert walk. Good eye that eastern girl has - a very pretty little crested! I bet Pheebs loves being able to come along with everybody now - she looks so pretty and shiny in the sunlight. Nah, you don't have that cute little house so you can live in the driveway!ReplyDelete
Wow, a young crested Saguaro, is at leat 75 years old.ReplyDelete