Had a nice quiet sleep last night with nary a sound outside until.....Just before sun-up there was a high pitched screeching sound. It sounded like a cat, but I knew it had to be a coyote. Must have been a young one trying to imitate his dad. I could here others responding way off in the distance. He did this for about half hour and then it went quiet again.
I was surprised that Yuma didn't get scared and shake and want to climb off the bed, but he just looked up and then went back to sleep. Last time he heard coyotes, he was scared.
I looked out the window about 7 o'clock and could tell it was going to be an overcast day and the weatherman agreed. I decided today would be a good day to just stay near home and just take a few walks around the area. It was already 57 degrees and calling for mid sixties this afternoon.
I did a lot of this today. There's my favorite Black Mountain looking right back at me. If I were younger, I would climb it, but those days are gone.
Did take a few walks and shot a few pictures I will share.
|Behind me is part of a quarter mile mountain of tailings from the Ajo open pit mine on the other side.|
|Lots of arms!|
|Another shot of my home looking north.|
|Yuma and I looking down Darby Wells Road.|
|Looking west down the road. Al and Kelly like to stay near that set of boulders left center.|
|Looking south from the Darby Wells road.|
|Barrel Cactus getting ready to bloom.|
This is what a forest looks like in the desert.
That was about it for the day. Want to let you know, Dolly made up a bunch of rib steaks, pork chops and hamburgers and froze them. I have been eating cooked veggies, Cauliflower Medleys and Jello for dessert. No more TV dinners for me. No Siree! Going to eat healthy this winter and keep the glucose readings down and the cholesterol too.
That's it for tonight. See you later.