It did allow me to get a little closer to the trains. When I heard this one coming, I tried to get up close and personal, but the spikes on these small scrub trees are over an inch long. OUCH!!
I found lots of animal tracks, including coyote and javelinas ... and I found many very healthy fishhook cactus. Perfect for Indian sewing needles, these babies are stiff as a board and SHARP!
With all the rain lately, many have begun to bloom.
The ocotillo are leafing out magnificently, all of which are causing me sneezing fits every morning. Didn't they used to send people to the dry desert to get RID of allergies?
Not the best of images, but this beautiful hummer sat in this tree for several minutes posing for me. He was VERY far away, but even so, his plumage totally stood out. They all look black until you see them in the sunshine.
An hour or so later, it looked like this with more rain clouds coming in.
That's when the Westerfields came to see my new place. Full timers for many years now, Barbara and Tom are the ones who took me under their wing as we drove to Maine and back. As usual, I was too busy talking to take pictures, so here's one of Barbara and I in Albuquerque. Unfortunately, all my other pictures are on the other computer at home. :-(
They brought some great smoked salmon snacks and I picked up a pizza, which we took to the Chance house. Time flies when you're having fun and in no time I had to leave. The puppies haven't been quite up to par, meaning I really didn't want to clean my couch AGAIN!! Yeah, that was a mess!!
Our beautiful weather has chilled down again, with clouds and rain in the forecast. I think I'll spend the day watching movies Barbara brought for me and snuggle with the puppies.