Thursday, March 8, 2018 – Location: Superstition Mountain near Apache Junction, Arizona
Woke up this morning and looked out my bedroom window and saw the sun trying to break through the clouds just to the north of Superstition Mountain.
Took Yuma for a walk around 8 o’clock. Somebody had fun with this young saguaro.
A huge truck came lumbering by our road headed to the gate where they have been building a steel barrier to keep people from going around the locked gate. Been quite an effort. He’s carrying quite a load of fencing.
Across the road where the berm hides the gravel pit, I could see this round wheel. Long way off. I wonder what it is.
My friend the Phainopepia is still clutching the branch. He is on the same tree every morning when we go for our walk.
When we got back, Deb and Riley were loading water jugs into their truck. I asked if they were heading to Walmart because I just took my last two Tylenol and needed to go there first thing this morning. They were, so Yuma stayed home and I hitched a ride into town.
It’s already warming up even though there is a slight overcast of wispy clouds. Going to be another warm one. After our shopping, we decided after lunch we would take a drive to Saguaro Lake. I had seen the sign for it the other day when I exited Bulldog Canyon. Not far from here.
Around 1 o’clock we headed out. If you want to know where Phoenix is just follow the sign.
Saguaro Lake was created by damming the Salt River. Wasn’t long till we came to the bridge crossing the river.
The river was teeming with birds. Guessing on the names.
Beautiful Blue Heron
Deadwood and two young ones
It was just a short drive further to the lake. The river leaving the lake is surrounded by mountains as is the lake.
As we drove to the north side of the lake we could see the dam across the lake.
This fisherman is in a hurry to get back to the marina.
Riley, Deb (On a long and lonesome highway… ) and Yuma see something out there.
After leaving the lake, we found a road leading to the river side of the dam.
Usery Mountain just outside of Mesa, Arizona. We went around this mountain to get from our place to the lake. Bulldog Canyon is behind it.
When we returned around 3 o’clock, Yuma and I sat outside resting for over an hour. I then realized why I was feeling so stiff. I had forgotten to take my afternoon Tylenol. Took it and then Yuma and I took a short walk so I could get the stiffness out of my legs.
Loved both of these pictures of Yuma standing on a ridge near our RV that overlooks Superstition Mountain.
As we finished our walk I could see the fence workers heading home for the day. They look tired.
I’m tired too! Time for dinner and bed. Took this one out my living room window.
See you later.