The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Say Hello to Bob

Bob lived in this enclosure at the Jawbone Canyon BLM Visitor Center

I think Bob just polished off a dish full of strawberries before I arrived.

In all the times I have been to the desert over the years, only once, maybe twice, have I come across a Desert Tortoise in the wild.

There are way too many interesting facts about Desert Tortoises to relate here so if you are interested here is a Wikipedia link about them.

Where that website states they live to approximately 50 to 80 years of age, the sign in Bob's home proclaimed him to be over 100 years old.


  1. They look like a kind of prehistoric animals, fascinating to see. I only have seen them in the Zoo here. He or she blush by your precence mayby?

  2. Looks like bob has put on his war paint.

  3. How funny to capture the animal with it's face all red! Maybe strawberries. Either that or she did an awful job of putting on her makeup for your visit! ;-)

  4. then i think he's well-tended to. :)

  5. Bob is a handsome fellow. He looks pretty big.

  6. Somehow it is hard to picture them surviving in the desert!

  7. Glad you cleared the strawberries up. I thought Bob might have been busy smooching the ladies.

  8. Hmmm. I guess Bob must not have told the website people about how much he has aged!


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