Woke up this morning at 7 o'clock and the sun was trying to peek through clouds bumped up along the Whetstone Mountains. Didn't get below freezing last night so all is well with the pipes. Didn't get out of bed till after 9 o'clock and the clouds had thicken and there was a cold wind outside and a little drizzle too.
Didn't see either of our bird friends this morning. Maybe too cold for them. Around 11 o'clock the clouds dissipated and the sun came out, but still a cold wind. Only getting to 50 degrees this after noon so not outside visiting today.
Finally took Yuma for a short walk and couldn't resist taking a few pictures of the beautiful mountains surrounding the grasslands.
It was around 2 o'clock when I decided to run into Sonoita for a milk and drinking water run. Yuma was happy to be going someplace. He jumped higher than I expected😀Quickly got our milk and headed back the five miles on hwy 83. Beautiful views everywhere you look!
Empire Ranch. Ivan mentioned in a comment that there was water at the ranch so got two gallons of drinking water while there.
|New home built in 1954 overlooking the creek|
|Original ranch home built in 1871|
Fantastic pictures of the beautiful mountains and ranch area. You're really having a cold snap. Hopefully, it warms up tomorrow for your jeep ride with Tom, Deb and, of course, Yuma.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dolly. Luckily tonight is the last night below freezing for as far as the next 10 day forecast. 70s and 80s are on their way😆Delete
Wowzzer! I don't think you have a drown ... how'd you get the pic of the road from above? Beautiful photos of an area I am not familiar with.ReplyDelete
Do you have thoughts of adding insulation to your water pipes back home this summer?
That's what I wondered too Jeff when I first saw the picture. Actually I was at the top of a hill using the zoom on the camera looking to the north towards the Rincon Mountains. Probably no insulation. Just drive away towards warmer climes 😄😄Delete
Great pictures of today's sky. I never stepped out the door and just enjoyed them through the windows. Looking forward to tomorrow's ride. Fingers crossed no frozen pipes in the morning.ReplyDelete
Thank you Deb. If I hadn't driven into Sonoita I would have been inside too. It is already 28 outside at midnight so it's going to be below freezing for most of the night. I'm sleeping on a hope and prayer that we both don't have frozen pipes in the morning 🙏🙏Delete
Always majestic views in the grasslands with easy to get to interesting day trips all around. That drive to Montezuma's pass is a scenic one. We did it coming from the other way. I think I might have heard of some problems at the Montezuma end right now with so many illegals flooding across the border in that area. Maybe just a rumor.ReplyDelete
Thanks Al! Looking forward to our drive today. Thanks for reminding me of possible trespassers. We'll be watchful.Delete
Thanks for the reminder Doug. George & I were there March 10, 2017 and really enjoyed the visit.ReplyDelete
Tanks for writing your memory. This is a beautiful and relaxing place.Delete
Brrrrr! Sorry for those cold temps. Crazy weather this year. The Empire Ranch looks like an interesting place to visit. So glad people see the need to save these for us to see how life evolved over periods of past times.ReplyDelete
Yes it was cold last night. Down to 21🥶🥶 They have done a great job of revitalizing the ranch and barns. Lots of work went into the project.Delete
SOOOO chilly!! Only 36 here this morning. I'm certainly tired of this COLD!!! Don't pick up any hitchhikers and you'll be fine. Border Patrol is in the area. Not as many as usual, but they are there. You are not going to believe the views you will see!! Have fun!!ReplyDelete
Got down to 21 here🥶 I'll take my two friends with me for protection 😀 Looking forward to a fun filled day. The weather is nice.Delete
Love the pic of Yuma jumping! The ranch is beautiful! Hopefully it warms quickly for you or time to move somewhere warmer. hopefully no frozen pipes for you. Enjoy your drive today!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shirley. All is well and I believe we've had the worst of the cold.Delete
Looks like a nice relaxing day. Nice Pictures of the mountains and clouds.ReplyDelete
Yuma really gets excited when it's time for a ride.
Be Safe and Enjoy your company.
It's about time.
Enjoyed the day doing nothing except for a drive into town. Always scenic.Delete
Does Yuma always jump when he knows he's going for a ride? I know he did here at Wellton. I thought he was just bored with us!ReplyDelete
Yuma is a jumper. He always jumps to get in the Jeep unless I point a camera at him😆Delete