I've had three minor worries lately - let me tell you them.
- that I would drop my wallet in a pit toilet
- that a critter would come out of the toilet paper in those metal dispensers
- that someone would take my stuff
- my wallet fell out of my pocket onto the floor of the bathroom
- a little spider came out of the toilet paper holder
- someone took everything I left in my campsite (not a lot)
Now I'm not worried about any of those things. Ta da! Now I'm worried about how sexy I'm getting, and how people will give me money or start using my Amazon link for researching their purchases.
|You can see why I'm worried.|
|Outside Hillsboro, NM|
Hillsboro has modern ruins.
|Bridge over Percha Creek gorge|
|Graffito on bridge over Percha Creek gorge|
It's so green in these riparian areas that my desert camera refused to believe. It kept color-correcting to brown.
|The BLM maintains those buildings it owns in town.|
Sheets of pure silver were discovered in a cave here in the early 1880s. The boom began, and ended when the US Treasury devalued silver because of the glut. Later, manganese was mined here. That ended after WWII, and the town dissolved in the 1950s.
|How many ways do we hafta tell you?|
Barbara spotted me first, but my fierce Do NOT Disturb vibes scared her away. Really, I was thinking "Peanut butter, or Fig Newtons?"
Barbara explained to me that if someone wants to buy something through my Amazon link, they have to start researching through that link in the first place, instead of going in through "Amazon.com." Otherwise, they leave cookies around (mmm, cookies) that cause Amazon to say "you got here on your own - I'm not giving that Duck a dime!"
Works the same for everyone, so if you want to help out a particular blogger, make their link your "favorite" or "bookmark" or "shortcut." Obliterate your urge to type "amazon.com" into the address bar.