Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
We had just drove in on the road stretching out in the distant background and pulled over at a wide spot on top of the ridge to take in the view, and this is what was there. I just stood there staring at this wondering what goes on in the minds of people that can deface and trash public lands with such ease and lack of guilt.
Sometimes I really don't give the human race that much longer in this world.
And the world will be a better place, given time to heal from the wounds we've inflicted upon it.
Worse still was that there were two tourists from Germany who had pulled over also for the view and some picture taking. Very embarrassing.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
We put this nesting box up several years ago and they said it might take a few years before the bluebirds might use it. Well this year finally, someone moved in and set up a nursery.
I'll not bother it anymore even when (if) I hear baby birds chirping.
It is kind of cramped in there but I guess this is what bluebirds like.
I just wonder how she could pop out four eggs? She's not that big it seems.
The eggs are about the size of your purple table grapes.
Notice the head of the Phillips head screw to get an idea.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
I had to wait a few days longer for the hedgehog cactus in my garden to fully boom out.
I have the crimson variety. There is also a "strawberry" variety that has dark fuchsia color flower.
The red in these flowers is so brilliant my camera sensors are overloaded and detail is lost.
Now if I knew more about camera settings....
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
We travel hundreds of miles to the deserts down south in search of cacti in bloom. When we come home my own cactus are in flowering mode. You'd think I ought to just stay home.
Some cactus are the one-day-wonder type of flower. I can't remember if this is one that the flower will close and wilt away over night so I thought it best to get this picture now even though the sun had not been out all day long. You'll notice there are two more buds waiting to open.
Unlike yesterday's tiny eraser head sized flowers these blooms are larger than your fist.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sinbad and I are heading out for the desert for a little get-away so the blog will be inactive while we're gone - no internet out there. Sinbad continues to be doing fine yet I don't want to venture too far away from home so no more long cross-country trips are in our future travel plans. We'll just stick close to home and enjoy the desert lands of the southwest. Plus he's just happy as can be to roll around in the desert dirt anyway.