THIS was a first time EVER!! The only magazine my family ever received was Arizona Highways. Weird since we lived in the high desert of California close to the Mojave Desert. Those pictures! My mother put the fear of God into us kids when it came to venomous critters. I was always too scared to even touch the magazine because it was full of images of gila monsters and rattlesnakes.
Yesterday, as I walked nonchalantly over to fill the water station at the Chance residence, I almost stepped on this big guy ... and I mean BIG!!! I admit, I screamed like a little girl. He's at least 15 inches long and three inches across. What a brute!!! He seemed to be tracking something, tasting the rocks along the ground. At one point, he even backed up to get a better taste!! I jumped ... he ran. They are pretty fast!!
Here's another first time EVER!! It was 107 degrees yesterday when I got the warning for lightning and flooding. Sure enough, it poured down rain for about ten minutes. Not just a little, but a deluge! 107 degrees and rain???
To keep the First Ever luck going, I decided to cook an entire package of bacon. I've seen blog readers do this before, but have never tried it. Why is the bbq on the ground? Because the table is shading the newly planted sticks that I'm sure are not going to survive!!
In the end, they came out okay. A few had burnt ends, but those are a delicacy, right? The best part EVER ..... no cleanup!! Thank you for the tip!!!
The last First Time EVER was the sunset. At least the cloud cover kept it a tad bit cooler the rest of the day. The sunset was something else since the rain all around me never stopped.
The longer it went, the more incredible it looked. These pictures don't even begin to do it justice.
There is just one bad thing about the rain. It brings out all kinds of critters. Another first happened late last night, but I'll wait and show you tomorrow. At some point I should be getting used to this, right??