Sunday, July 28, 2013

New to Us

We witnessed something new to us the other day.  There have been many new groups of Gamble Quail in the park.  The guys shown here were frozen still for over 30 minutes!!  It seems that "mom" said something and they froze in their tracks.  Really!  Other birds were nearby, but the babies remained motionless.  We had to check this out online, and that's what they do.  We never did see a possible predator.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monsoon Season

The monsoon season is upon us, but, so far, we have been spared the strongest storms.  The newspaper has forecasted daily storms for the Valley.  I watch the radar daily, and it seems these storms split just on the other side of the mountains and go to either side of us.  I know that doesn't always happen, but I think the Superstitions have a significant impact on our weather.

On a more colorful note, here's one of the flowers you may have missed by not spending the Summer here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Taylor Lake

This past weekend we traveled to Durango, Colorado.  Our goal was to hike to Taylor Lake in the LaPlata Mountains to find some Elephant Heads flowers.  We succeeded.  Here is a view of the mountains near the lake.  Elevation is about 11,500 feet.  Very beautiful.

Small Computer

Anybody comfortable with Linux as an operating system?  Take a look at this small desktop computer.  Very cool.