This morning started out beautifully. Sunny and pleasant with barely a breeze. But weather forecasters made it clear it would not last with their strong wind advisory.
We were sitting in front of Tom and Deb's Stinger B when just before noon, as predicted, the winds came up from the southwest and drove us to the back of their MH. We didn't make it long before it was time to end our coffee hour.
Yuma and I came inside, finished our breakfast and I made the mistake of lying on the bed to read blogs and before I knew it, the afternoon was slipping away. I had no dogfood left, so Yuma and I made a quick trip into Quartzsite and picked up some. Can't let poor Yuma starve.
Even though the wind was strong, with a jacket, it was quite comfortable outside, so Yuma and I took a short walk in the area to get some exercise.
|What is that brown thing in the tree ahead?|
|Some kind of growth|
|Wonder what it is.|
They were calling for showers after 5, and sure enough we had a few sprinkles to blend with the sun and wind.Time for dinner and then get ready for another day in the desert. Thanks for stopping by.
It sounds like a good day, even with the wind and sprinkles. Was that some kind of nest in that tree? Hope the wind doesn't rock you too much tonight.ReplyDelete
Luckily, the wind died down after dark. No, it's a vine that has attached to the tree. I'm sure birds use it as a nesting place. And maybe rodents.Delete
That brown thing looks like a well matured vine. It was a lovely day - EXCEPT for the wind! :) Still quite warm in Lake Havasu and here at home, around 73F.ReplyDelete
Yes, it was nice even with the wind. The wind was not cold and that makes a big difference. I wonder if that vine hurts the tree.Delete
I once new what those growths in the trees were called and if I remember correctly they are not good for the tree. I like hour header photo.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Al. They are quite common but I just can't find the name.Delete
At first I was going to say it was dead mistletoe. But after looking at the closeup, I'm not sure. I guess the 'host" tree didn't do a very good job of raising it. PhilReplyDelete
That is what I was thinking. I've seen them many times, but just can't find out what it is. Google is not helping.Delete
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the wind comes up out here. I really like your pictures of the clouds in the second one down today. You took some really great pictures of our ride on Friday. That little bull did not look happy to see you...lolReplyDelete
Thank you. We had fun. Glad that little guy didn't decide to run at me.Delete
I'm sure Yuma would be happy with hot dogs and hamburgers instead of DOG food! LOLReplyDelete
I'm sure he would, but then I would starve. :)Delete
That plant is called Desert Mitletoe (Wikipedia) :ReplyDelete
https://calscape.org › Phoradendron-californicum-()
Desert Mistletoe, Phoradendron californicum - Calscape
It can be found in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts at elevations of up to 1400 m (4600 feet). The mistletoe is a leafless plant that attaches to host plants, often leguminous woody desert trees such as Cercidium and Prosopis. Desert mistletoe takes water and minerals from its host plants but it does its own photosynthesis....
Very interesting. I searched Google but couldn't find. That is definitely it. Thanks, Phil.Delete
Desert Mistletoe, interesting. Pictures are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Shirley. Wish you two were here, but so glad for the time you were here.Delete
It always reminds me of Spanish Moss in the south east!ReplyDelete
It certainly does. Maybe, you and Riley should make the warm Florida sun your home next winter.Delete