Friday, April 28, 2017

Stripes

We saw one of these on our walk yesterday. It runs like hell, stops, then wags a curved tail back and forth, perhaps emulating a scorpion.

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ZEBRA-TAILED LIZARD  Callisaurus draconoides

         Seems like there are striped animals wherever we live.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wrong Turn

The Loma Verde trail in the Saguaro National Park. Specific destination, a defunct copper mine, one mile from the trail head. But I misread a sign and ended up at Pink Hill Lookout.


Not a bad view, actually.

Just as far to push on as go back. I found the mine and some copper ore on my way back. The day was cool but dry.




A four mile loop. Glad I brought plenty of water.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Desert Blooms and Desperate Allergies

Winter storms have produced an exceptionally beautiful bloom.
 
Unfortunately they produce pounds of pollen. 
Yesterday, Deb and I were enjoying a snack on our patio. I sneezed so many times that my eyeballs popped out. I heard them splat against the glass table between us.
 
Deb shoved them back in. But I can't see very well and my eyes hurt.
 
We were enjoying deviled eggs at the time.
I wonder if she put two in... and I ate my eyeballs!