Tis the time of year for the barrel cactus plants to bloom. We have some orange ones.....(site 1079)
I can't say a barrel cactus is really an attractive plant but I do enjoy their flowers......and so do the bees.
Don and I went to Chick-Fil-A for a quick sandwich just as my cell phone alarm went off announcing an approaching dust storm. Here it comes.
Curve billed thrashers sitting in a cactus at 1017. They're just a plain brownish gray bird with that curved bill but they have a beautiful song.
And here are birds of a different feather ...or fur. Say hi to Toby, Muffin, Henry, and Villa -- and to their care takers on the benches.
The sky was beautiful tonight but, of course, you just can't capture it on camera. At least I can't.
That concludes the story of our quiet weekend. Tomorrow the big machines will start up again and we'll get to see some progress. Till then........