Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring in the Sonoran Desert - Tucson

It's nice to have a good think, or a good non-think, outside in the morning air. That's what I thought.

Franklin Whitey still hangs around here day and night for some reason (Trader Joe's Lamb and Rice), and he's a good non-think companion, until...


He loves to chase cows. Who doesn't? They run from him - WHEEEE! - until he barks. That's a gamechanger; a steer stops, turns around, and chases Whitey. WHEEEE! Whitey remembers where I am! WHEEE! Whitey comes to find me! WHEEeee...?


 Lesson for today: We're all always wearing a bathing suit.
No pictures!

 Spring makes you take pictures of birds. Just try to stop yourself - can't be done.

 I waited so long for this ocotillo to leaf it's like I birthed it. Hope you're all birthing something great.






Annie's away again having a crown adjusted. I think she's feeling like royalty.



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19 comments:

The Odd Essay said...

Love the ocotilla. when will it get those red flowers?

The Good Luck Duck said...

Maybe late this month, or April?

Donna K said...

I don't think I would want to birth an ocotillo [OUCH], although it is nice to see it spring to life. The little girls are so cute - wouldn't it be nice to be that young and carefree again (well, maybe the carefree part anyway!).

The Good Luck Duck said...

I didn't wanna birth it, either, Donna, but it was clear no one else was going to step up. I don't actually remember being carefree, but surely I was...?

Bob said...

All this girlie talk about birthing is making me nervous.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Don't be scared, Bob! Just think of a kidney stone.

klbexplores said...

Yes an eight pound kidney stone! Yikes!!

The Good Luck Duck said...

I'd laugh, but YOW.

Brenda A. said...

I miss the ocotillo! The crazy, wild ocotillo looking dead and then overnight turning into green spires reaching for the sun. And then the blazing red flowers!!!

Cows running towards you? Oh. My.

The Good Luck Duck said...

Yeah! And this stretch of land is lousy with ocotillo!

I also thought toward was wrong.

Sherry said...

Well I liked that fabulous sunset best. I would have said sun rise but I know better.

How does having to be at the dentist AGAIN qualify poor Annie for royalty?? Sick crown joke. Just wait until it's you

The Good Luck Duck said...

You're saying you know me better. LOL - when it's me I'll be down there sucking up Coronas after my appointment. No chewing, you know.

JO said...

Are you starting to feel like a rancher. Are those beasts branded? We could do it with spray paint so we don't have to play with fire.

My Ocotillo is really full of leaves don't see the buds yet.
If you get bored while Anne is away just come on over.

Gaelyn said...

You better behave yourself (a little) even if it is spring.

Rick Doyle said...

Beautiful sunset photo - and, all the birds too!

John and Pam Wright said...

Great read...love the humor! You were on a roll today!

Glad to hear Franklin is still hanging around. He really does love you.

Wonderful photos!

The Good Luck Duck said...

You're right, Jo, they should be branded. Cow™ Thanks for the invite!

Gaelyn, I do nothing but.

Thanks, Rick! I credit the subjects.

Ha - thanks, Pam! Yeah, we kind of love him, too. Sigh.

New Age Nomad said...

Thanks for the great pics! Almost time to head to cooler grounds.

The Good Luck Duck said...

It won't be long, Berg. I headed up Kitt Peak today and it was pretty nice up there.

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