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.