|NICE TO HAVE A CHAEUFFER SOME DAYS|
|CROSSED THE COLORADO RIVER FROM ARIZONA INTO CALIFORNIA THIS MORNNG|
|BETWEEN ARIZONA'S CIBOLA WILDLIFE REFUGE AND BLYTHE CALIFORNIA THERE EXISTS QUITE A STRETCH OF AGRICULTURAL LAND|
|I'M GUESSING ONE OF THE TWO MAIN CROPS IS ALF ALFA|
|A THICKLY PACKED DATE PALM ORCHARD|
|NO IDEA WHAT IT IS THEY PLANT IN THESE LONG RAISED BEDS|
|COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS PLANTED THERE|
|RE-CROSSING THE COLORADO RIVER BACK INTO ARIZONA|
|THE OTHER BIG AREA CROP IS COTTON AND HERE WE SEE IT IN LARGE ROUND WRAPPED BALES|
|THESE LARGE COTTON BALES WERE BEING LOADED ONTO 18 WHEELER FLAT BED TRUCKS.....THAT'S A LOT OF Q-TIPS RIGHT THERE|
|WE DIDN'T EVEN FIND ANY BURROW TRACKS IN THE SOFT GROUND|
|WE KNOW THE WILD BURROWS ARE OUT HERE SOMEWHERE PROBABLY HIDING UP IN THE TREES|
|A LEAF CARRYING ANT|
|I ALWAYS ENJOY MEANDERING THROUGH THE SCRUBBY DESERT|
|OUTDOOR DESERT FACILITIES|
|CAN YOU SEE THE PROFILE OF A LARGE REPOSING GORILLA??|
Over the years I have noticed how much better my legs have felt each winter here in the Southwest's dryer climate. The arthritic pain or whatever it is I have has always lessened. But not so this year. The aches, pains, soreness, and stiffness have increased and I guess I have to finally give in and admit it probably has to do with my aging body. Yes I know there are people my age running hundred mile marathons but there are a whole lot of people on the other side of that thought as well. It is what it is however and it's all a perfectly normal part of the aging process for each and every one of us. As younger people we all knew these aging days would eventually be upon us but I guess it was always something I never paid too much attention to until it finally creeped up, tapped me on the shoulder one day and said, "I'm here now and I'm here to stay so it's time for you to pay attention to me and accept my reality."
|DEFINITELY AN OLD SIX CYLINDER ENGINE|
MAYBE A BATTERY BOX ON THE RUNNING BOARD AND A WELL WEATHERED DECK ON THE TANKER TRUCK
|DIFFERENT CALIBER BULLET HOLES IN THE TANK|
|FIVE BULLETS IN|
|FIVE BULLETS OUT|
|NO IDEA WHAT THIS IS|
BULLETS IN AND BULLETS OUT
|FOUND THE BULLET RIDDLED BODY OF ANOTHER OLD REFRIGERATOR|
I had meant to include this link with Sunday's post to show exactly where we were 4 years ago to the day. Title of my blog that February 10th, 2015 was A Problem With Our Fridge and as it turns out we were in the same place then we are now.
|WE DIDN'T SEE ANY BURROWING OWLS BUT WE DID SEE A LOT OF 'MAN-MADE' BURROWING OWL DWELLINGS|
|MANY BURROWING OLD DWELLINGS ON THE REFUGE|
Q: How many blind people does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It depends whether the switch is on or off.
How many FOX news producers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Three, one to drill a hole in the light bulb so it blows up when he turns it on, one to film it, and one to insist on the truth of the report despite the manipulation.
A man and his wife were sitting in the living room discussing a "Living Will". "Just so you know," said the man, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug." His wife got up, unplugged the TV and threw out all the beer.
Burrowing owls around here live in prairie dog holes (and eat prairie dogs). Any prairie dog signs there?ReplyDelete
Nope, no mention or evidence of Prairie Dogs here.Delete
Could that contraption be a seed planter? The offset disks make two seed rows and the curved blade covers them up after the bucket is slowly emptied of seed via that set of gears-somehow??? As good a guess as i can come up with....ReplyDelete
I think that is a good guess and I will go along with that.Delete
Two things. Was that a leaf carrying ant or an ant carrying a leaf? The second thing is, I did see that gorilla in the mountain but I also saw a monkey on its head.ReplyDelete
I think that ant was a leaf carrier and was that ant eating a banana??ReplyDelete
Meant to say, was that Monkey on the Gorilla's head eating a banana??ReplyDelete
I get relief from arthritis in my hands from a product called "Australian Dream". Comes in a 2 oz jar under $20 at Walmart, can last a couple months if your attacks are infrequent. There are larger sizes as well. I always regarded external topical creams as snake oil but this stuff changed my mind. Nasty pain can take several applications, but for me, relief can last several days. Maybe that involves reducing inflammation?ReplyDelete
I've found the higher elevations bother my arthritis, not drastically but enough to be noticeable, especially when the mornings are cold.ReplyDelete
I always enjoy your outings, you see some amazing things when you venture away from the Big E.
Miss Pheebs makes an excellent chauffeur!ReplyDelete
Here in Florida, raised beds like you pictured are used to grow strawberries.ReplyDelete
A dear friend of ours (and a fellow reader of yours) suggested CoQ10 supplement to me for my stiff legs. Mine were brought on from statins. It cured me in four days, just like it did for her. I asked my doc about it and she said “that is the one supplement we highly recommend”. Might want to give it a go, Al.ReplyDelete
Nice to get out and about enjoying the area, I have found in Blythe Smart and Final is much more reasonable than Albertsons.ReplyDelete
No burros, eh? We had a burrowing owl near my old school. I used to leave extra early to go get photos of him up on one of the watering towers. Also, the ranch owner used to buy her alfalfa from a farmer down there in Blythe. A load (1 full trailer) was $8,000!!!!! One time I got to watch the little tractor unload it. She doesn't have as many horses now and two of mine get pellets, so she doesn't order a truck load any longer and buys it locally.ReplyDelete