|ANOTHER FIERY ARIZONA SUNRISE RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR WINDOW|
|THESE FOUR MOON PHOTOS ARE ALL I HAVE OF THE LUNAR ECLIPSE|
|SUNRISE OVER THE GUNSIGHT HILLS|
|THESE LAST COUPLE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN RIGHT FROM THE COMFORT OF MY RECLINER THROUGH THE RIG'S WINDSHIELD|
Cloudy and slightly cool morning walk but no wind so it was nice at 57F. Back home in Bayfield Ontario it was 5F under stormy dark overcast skies. If still there we would have been stuck inside the house on another very depressing cold and bleak January day.
|BACK HOME IN GRAND BEND NEAR BAYFIELD IT WAS LOOKING VERY COLD AND SNOWY THIS AFTERNOON|
I think if we can't make it back to the Southwest next winter it will not be a good time for us:((
|A NICE SWATCH OF GRASS UNDER THIS PALO VERDE TREE|
Over the years we have come across a few desert mysteries along the way and mysteries are something we enjoy. So it was today after reading a comment in my Sunday post by RVing friends Ann & Bill who you might recall dropped by to say hello last week. Here in part is what Ann wrote, 'turn right and head to the corner post in your picture towards a large Ironwood Tree on the edge of the wash. Rumor has it that a "crazy" lady and her child lived out there for two years. There is a bit of rock work and a bar b que pit located there.....Well, under clear blue skies and a brisk desert wind we did have an enjoyable hour this afternoon looking for what's left of that 'crazy ladies' place but we didn't find it. However we did find a few other curious things that of course begs some questions about where they came from way out there in the desert.
|OFF WE GO IN SEARCH OF ANOTHER DESERT MYSTERY|
|WE BEGIN OUR SEARCH NEAR THE OLD WEATHERED FENCE POSTS|
|SEARCHING AROUND THROUGH SOME HEAVY UNDERBRUSH|
|CHECKING OUT ANOTHER POSSIBLE SITE|
|WELL ROSWELL YOU'VE GOT NUTHIN OVER THERE COMPARED TO THE ALIEN CRASH SITE DEBRIS WE FOUND HERE TODAY|
YEP THAT THERE STUFF'S FROM OUTER SPACE ALRIGHT
|AND THAT THERE'S GOTTA BE PART OF THE ALIENS MAIN SPACE SHIP|
|NOSIREEEEE THAT CAN'T HAVE BEEN MADE HERE ON THIS PLANET WITH ALL THAT TIZLUMEOMXR436 ROUNDED METAL FOUND ONLY ON THE PLANET XARTU4|
|STAY BACK PHEEBS I THINK I'VE JUST FOUND A COUPLE ALIEN BODIES OVER HERE|
|I FIGURE THIS HERE'S THE PILOT AND CO-PILOT|
|HEY WAIT A MINUTE, THIS HERE BUCKSHOT IN A SOUP CAN IS LOOKING LIKE THE HANDYWORK OF SOME LOCAL BOYS....SAY YA DON'T SUPPOSE THEY SHOT THAT ALIEN SPACE SHIP DOWN NOW DO YA??|
For the past few days I have been using the 'Blogger' format for doing my posts and what a frustratingly aggravating experience that has been once again. Had I not used 'Open Writer' for years I would have nothing to compare Blogger to and might think it Okay. I'm sure Google could easily improve and update their 'square wheeled' Blogger program on the smooth Techno highway but they have chosen not to do so. Kelly has been looking into 'Word Press' and it may or may not be an option for me. The key to my blogging all these years has been the enjoyment and ease with which I am able to put my daily posts together. I'm not much of a patient person anymore and frustration easily overwhelms me at times so this whole Live Writer, Blogger, and Picasa thing has really been a test of my tolerance these past few days!!
|THOSE ARE THE GROWLER MOUNTAINS AHEAD....REST WELL EDWARD ABBEY|
|THROUGH THESE WOODEN GATES WE GO|
|THE LAST BIG TREE WE SEARCHED UNDER WAS THAT ROUND DARKER ONE AT THE EXTREME LEFT|
|THIS HUGE WEATHERED TREE STOOD RIGHT ALONGSIDE A VERY WIDE SAND AND GRAVELWASH|
|IN THE SUMMER MONSOON SEASON THIS WOULD BE A RAGING RIVER|
|WE DIDN'T FIND ANY SIGNS OF THE 'CRAZY LADY PLACE|
|SEEMS LIKE A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE THOUGH CAUSE YOU COULD ALWAYS SCRAMBLE UP THAT TREE IF A BAND OF WILY COYOTES WAS A CHASIN YA|
|HEADING BACK TO THE RIG|
On my Saturday post PatrickA51 asks, "where did you get your hat"? Until recently I thought I bought it in Tombstone Arizona but recently remembered I actually bought it in Sierra Vista at a store in the Fry's Plaza. Later that day we went to Tombstone where Kelly bought her hat. The brand name of my hat is the 'Tombstone' and I guess that is where I had myself all confused. My new 'Tombstone' hat didn't look quite the same as you see it now. The sides were tipped up like wings. I re-shaped the sides to a more flatter look plus bent the back part down more as well. To me it looks more like a legendary Tombstone hat now. I feel totally comfortable wearing the hat out here in the great Southwest but back home that big cowboy hat sticks out like a huge sore thumb in a sea of generic baseball caps.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There are four wheels and eight men on a fire engine. Four and eight makes 12.There are 12 inches in a ruler. Queen Elizabeth is a ruler. The Queen Elizabeth was a ship. Ships sail in the sea. The sea has fish. Fish have fins. The Finns are always fighting the Russians. Russians are known as "red". Fire engines are always rushin', and that's why they're red.
"My uncle ran for Senate last year." "Really? What does he do now?" "Nothing. He got elected."
Stock market report...
Helium was up, feathers were down.
Paper was stationary.
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading.
Knives were up sharply.
Cows steered into a bull market.
Pencils lost a few points.
Hiking equipment was trailing.
Elevators rose, while escalators continued their slow decline.
Weights were up in heavy trading.
Light switches were off.
Mining equipment hit rock bottom.
Diapers remained unchanged.
Shipping lines stayed at an even keel.
The market for raisins dried up.
Coca Cola fizzled.
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit.
Sun peaked at midday.
Balloon prices were inflated.
Scott Tissue touched a new bottom.
And batteries exploded in an attempt to recharge the market