Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Hello again! So, we just got back from a bit of exploring in the desert. First we checked out this awesome rock formation. Rumor has it that it is the site of an ancient geyser. Then we found the site of an old mine and searched through the dumps. Unfortunately, we didn't find any gold (much to Big R's disappointment) but we did find some really cool pyrite specimens.
Little cubes of pyrite embedded in the rock! How cool is that!? Well, we think it is. LOL Since we've had some rain recently there were some puddles. MoMo got to try out her new rain boots. On the way back we also saw a herd of wild horses.
It's kind of hard to see but if you look at the pic enlarged, just behind the 2nd horse from the left is a baby horse. It is light tan so that makes it harder to see. Unfortunately, I don't have a fancy camera with a nifty zoom lens so this is the best pic I could get. Even from this distance they were very nervous about us. They definitely weren't going to let us get any closer.
Anyway, not too much else going on here other than it's been quite a wet week. And that's very unusual for this area, especially this time of year. Usually it's hot and sunny but it's been cool and rainy. I'm liking it, though. Haven't had to turn the a/c on. And then there's the smell of rain in the desert. That's pretty nice. And, of course, the garden is loving it. My other variety of lilies which I thought was stargazer (and actually isn't) is blooming and my yellow squash are growing and we're getting tons of pea pods. So far I haven't found any tomatoes. I've got blooms but haven't seen any tomatoes yet. Here's a pic of my lilies.
Alright, well, I better go get my kids under control. They've gotten to that after-dinner manic stage where they start bouncing off the walls. Ok, then, until next time...

1 comment:

Grandma said...

you have too much fun!
I love those lilies!