Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
It was 6:30 p.m. when the first round of fighting began. By 7 p.m. they had simmered down and were quiet. I figured throughout the cold night they would be quiet for the most part. In the morning for sure no doubt they would really start at it again. Around 9 p.m. I saw a flashlight or headlamp dancing around in the darkness. I went to sleep.
Monday, February 6, 2023
It was dark Sunday night, I was already in bed when I heard a car pull up outside and doors slamming. By the time I decided to get up and investigate our new neighbors, the vehicle was pulling away from this spot heading back onto the road away from where you are looking. Notice the bottles and jug of tea left in the shadow of the bush.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Saguaro cactus grow in the Sonoran Desest of Arizona and down into the Mexican state of Sonora. They can grow over forty feet tall and live an excess of 150 years. The tallest ever found was 78 feet tall, being a single spire with no arms. A windstorm toppled it in 1986. The largest was at 45 feet tall but had a girth of over ten feet and was estimated to be over 200 years old. They will grow their arms after 75 to 100 years of age. One specimen had 78 arms. Just imagine how old this fellow is. Older than all of us and he looks pretty well for his age. Saguaro grow from seed and will only grow a quarter of an inch in the first two years. It takes twenty to fifty years to reach three feet in height. They have the ability to store large quantities of water and expand greatly in doing so weighing anywheres from 3200 to 4800 pounds fully hydrated.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
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Friday, February 3, 2023
Ten Miles West of Tucson, Arizona
I vowed that this upcoming year I would try harder to not come off as some crotchety misanthropic old man in my blogposting and journal writing. At the very least I would strive keep my thoughts to myself.
Thursday, February 2, 2023