Spring Flowers

Spring comes *fast* in the desert. One day everything is dusted with snow; the next there are flowers. This one popped up in our front yard: No idea what it is. Previously it was just the spiky green leaves at the bottom. Right beside it is what I think is a prickly pear cactus; you …

Shrimp Rock

Unlike Turtle Rock, this thing looks nothing at all like a shrimp: You have to wonder about the early explorers…. I guess being 1,000 miles from the nearest ocean, they may never have seen a shrimp. Standing in the same exact spot, looking the other way, you do get a pretty view of the Colorado …

Snow Day

No ride today…. pretty scenery, though. View over the back fence: The cows don’t look like they’re having much fun. Meimei is, though – trying to figure out what this white stuff is in the air.


Signs of fall: all the trees turn colour. Ok, sure, the one tree. The scrub and cactus stay green. But, the cows are back – they spend their summers up in the mountains, and come back down when the weather turns cold.