A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Minimalist and the Snowman

This guy is here every year I can recall.  He has no car.  Just this stretched out bicycle  Seems like he pedals on into town, about three to four miles distant, everyday for supplies.
I tried to strike up a conversation with him one time long ago.  He didn't want to talk.

This is his home.  I imagine it is so all year long.  
I'd think he must travel elsewhere for the summer but as I said, he wasn't very talkative.

I have a lot of questions.  Maybe he sensed that. 
A strange duck.

Here Beans is watching the strange duck coming up the road.  She had just come around on the right side of that bush and stopped dead in her tracks when she saw the snowman sign.  It reads Let it snow.  My neighbor puts this out every year she is here.  She's from Minnesota.  Beans didn't know what to make of the snowman and stared at it for a long time.  I wish I had the phone out sooner to capture her intense look.  Finally she realized it wasn't alive and slowly came on around to check it out. So cute.


  1. A snowman in the desert? Who wouldn't be suspicious?

  2. Poor Beans to meet a snowman so close. The cyclist must be a lost Dutchman :)

  3. Wow, that is minimalism all right!. Too bad he's not a storyteller. I'd love to hear his tales. Hard to believe there are any strange ducks living in the desert though. ;)


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