Our Location: Las Cienegas Grasslands, Sonoita, AZ
A warmish morning but over cast skies was the rule for most of the day until late in the afternoon as the sun was almost behind the snow capped peaks out our window. The blue sky was quickly changed to night sky. Temps didn't get much above the high 50's/ 13 -14 C all day.
|Looks like a little Saguaro perhaps.|
|Staghorn or buckhorn Cacti maybe? See the little yellow bloom?|
Riley and I headed out in separate directions for our walks. She once again made it to the cattle guard at the Ranch House Headquarters and I put in my 4 miles walking along the cow trails through some grasslands. I was slow but enjoyed the walk, about an hour and a half for me today.
|A form of Yucca I think.|
|This started just at the edge of a road way. They appear to just begin, with no hint of a water way. I believe this may be called a gulch.|
The wind continued to increase all throughout the day, we debated about bringing in the big slide to stop the topper from flapping so hard but about the time we made the decision the wind just stopped. Didn't slacken, just stopped. Odd how that happens out here. Even with a rope over the topper it flapped a great deal.
|I followed these pink ribbons, I think they are in preparation for trail rides for the weekend of the horse show.|
|As you can see it's a dreary day, with no sunlight. I followed that slim trail you can see at the bottom of the photo.|
A chat with my dad this afternoon, he assures me that more snow is in the forecast but the temperatures are warming to -5 C/ 23 F with the chance of it getting above the freezing mark which will mean rain instead of snow. Woo hoo....spring is coming to the great white frozen north. Maybe.
|This is the biggest tree I've seen for a while. Since leaving the east side of the Mississippi River maybe.|
|After following pink ribbons along the cow path I eventually came out to the roadway.|
So a quiet day for us, we discussed our homeward route again and are looking forward to seeing some new country on this year's homeward journey. We also chatted about our return route next fall, a bit early but always nice to have a plan stewing in one's mind. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time... take care, be safe,
|Our sun looked like this when we could see it until very late in the day.|