|I THINK SQUIRRELY IS ENJOYING WINTER TOO MUCH|
|OUR FRONT YARD HAS BECOME QUITE A SQUIRREL HAVEN|
|'HEY MISTER WHAT'S WITH ALL THE SQUIRRELS IN THE YARD|
|BY GOLLY THERE'S LITTLE RED|
|WE HAD A VERY BUSY BIRD STATION FEEDER YESTERDAY AND TODAY|
|PULLING OUT OF THE PARK I SAW RIGHT AWAY THE ROAD HADN'T BEEN PLOWED|
|BAYFIELD RIVER IS BEGINNING TO RE-FREEZE|
|ONLY STORE OPEN IN BAYFIELD WAS THE COFFEE SHOP|
|MAKING TRACKS AROUND THE CEMETERY ROADS|
|HEADING HOME IT WAS STILL A BIT SNOWY AND BLOWY|
|I'M THINKING THIS MIGHT BE A TUFTED TITMOUSE|
|DARK EYED JUNCO|
|DID YOU SEE THE BIG TIGER FACE IN THE FEATHERS....WOULD NOT THIS FACE SCARE THE HOLY BEJEEBERS OUT OF A CAT SNEAKING UP BEHIND|
|THERE WERE MORE DOG WALKERS OUT THIS MORNING THAN VEHICLES ON THE ROAD|
'OH NO'!!!! It looks like the palm trees in Borrego Springs Palm Canyon are on fire. Kelly saw it on her Facebook page this afternoon. We did that Palm Canyon hike up to those palms a number of years ago and I will post about that hike Sunday.
::Memory Lane:: Reading Doug's last couple posts (Miss Adventure Travels) about a slot canyon east of Borrego Springs I was reminded of the day Kelly and I and another fellow by the name of Butch hiked ourselves through the other slot canyon south of Borrego. We had met fellow boon-docker Butch at the Clark Dry Lake Bed and being very familiar with Anza Borrego State Park he led this hike for us. My post for the day is here at The Borrego Springs Slot Canyon Hike. Photos for the day can be found in my album......Borrego Springs-Ocotillo Wells Slot Canyon.
|BUTCH, KELLY, AND I HALFWAY THROUGH OUR SLOT CANYON HIKE|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( IF MY BODY IS EVER FOUND ON A "JOGGING" TRAIL, JUST KNOW THAT I WAS MURDERED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DUMPED THERE.
Q....How do you keep your car from being stolen?
A....Buy a standard shift model
- RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. THEY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE INTERNET.
- I'VE DECIDED I'M NOT OLD, I'M 25 -- PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING.
-WE HAVE ENOUGH GUN CONTROL. WHAT WE NEED IS IDIOT CONTROL.
- BEHIND EVERY ANGRY WOMAN STANDS A MAN WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT HE DID WRONG.
- LET'S STOP SENDING MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND LET THEM HATE US FOR FREE.
- VEGETARIAN: ANCIENT TRIBAL NAME FOR THE VILLAGE IDIOT WHO CAN'T HUNT, FISH, OR LIGHT FIRES!
- IF GUNS KILL PEOPLE, THEN PENCILS MISSPELL WORDS, CARS MAKE PEOPLE DRIVE DRUNK, AND SPOONS MAKE PEOPLE FAT.
- MY DECISION-MAKING SKILLS CLOSELY RESEMBLE THOSE OF A SQUIRREL WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD.
- SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID -- AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM.
- CAMPING: WHERE YOU SPEND A SMALL FORTUNE TO LIVE LIKE A HOMELESS PERSON.
- A WISE MAN ONCE SAID - - NOTHING.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT GETTING OLD WOULD TAKE LONGER.
Fashion victims? Those with tie-dyed pants are guilty of jeanocide.
My girlfriend always prefers going up the stairs, whereas I always like to take the elevator...I guess we are raised differently.
You really do attract the squirrels! Fantastic pictures of birds today.ReplyDelete
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Fortunately the Borrego Palm Canyon grove will recover. I've not heard of a cause of the fire. Thanks for spreading the information. The desert southwest sure misses you this year!ReplyDelete
That is a lot of squirrels!ReplyDelete
I like the wintery photos, they look so peaceful. I know they aren't but they look it.
So many great jokes, still laughing. CReplyDelete
Amazing photos tonight. Love the first one.ReplyDelete
Love that first shot of the snowy squirrel, very nice. You are a shining light to many Al. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Your photos tonight are simply fantastic, especially loved all the one of our feathered friends.ReplyDelete
I really envy all the birds you have at your feeders. The most variety I ever had was when I lived in Asheville, NC, which must have also been a flyway for birds migrating during the winter. They gave me so much joy and I miss seeing the variety of birds where I now live in California.ReplyDelete
Love the "tiger face" tail feathers.! And, that one straight on photo of the junco ? Looks like a bird hatching out of an egg shell. Sad to hear about the palms burning - they were so beautiful.ReplyDelete
PS - I consider March 1st to be the first day of Spring - so, we only have 6 more weeks to go.😎Delete
The fire in Borrego Palm Canyon only involved some palm trees near the trailhead and not the iconic palms at the top of the canyon walk. I read that the area involved comprised about 1/2 acre.ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots of the birds and squirrels today!! They're so diverse, what a treat. That frozen river looks so cold. Super bummed to see the palms in flames and turned to black sticks :-( Hopefully life remains inside the trunks and they'll recover.ReplyDelete
Sad to hear about the Borrego Palm Canyon grove... another area that burned in 2014 (I think) was Rustler Park in the Chiricahua Mountains, a place that will never be the same in my lifetime...ReplyDelete
That first photo of the squirrel is amazing. All of them are. I had the same problem when I stayed home last year. Gained lots of weight, no exercise equals diabetes. Hope your blood test comes out okay. Haven't heard.ReplyDelete
The fire was much worse than I had hoped. The Palm trees are gone. Hope they catch the culprits and hang them. At least a huge fine.
As usual, wonderful photos and great narrative. Thanks.ReplyDelete