January Outdoor Grilling

January Outdoor GrillingWe managed to escape a few showers that were moving through the area today in order to cook our entrée on the grill behind the patio. There were showers early in the morning and then a reprise until after we finished dinner and put the grill away before some shower activity resumed.

Image: Us posing on the RV Drive in front of the grill as the robot camera took our picture.

Our delicious meal consisted of Grilled Chateaubriand with Carrot/Snow Peas Medley and Mashed Potatoes. The roast was part of a beef tenderloin that we bought a couple of weeks ago. The side dishes were also very good.

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Desert Motorhome Camping in 3D

3D Camping

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so here it is: Desert Motorhome Camping in 3D. The Emerald Desert RV Resort doesn’t much look like the typical desert in Southern California due to the lush green grass everywhere. But it certainly does get hot there in the summer and cool, but not cold, in the winter.

I took this image pair last week when we were camped there visiting the grandson. Click on the image to enlarge to full resolution. Of course, if you don’t yet have your free pair of 3D glasses, you can see the 2D version here.

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New Framed Pictures of Grandson Jerry

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While we were visiting in Palm Desert last week, we exchanged belated Christmas and (my birthday) gifts with the kids. We got a hand made and painted clay bowl from them for our joint Christmas gift and I got a framed set of photos of the baby. We hung the new picture frame over my desk in the office at home. Click on the image to see the full office context.

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Petunias in the Desert

Lavender Petunia

We are camping in the RV in Palm Desert tonight. We went for a walk around this beautiful RV Park and found several flowerbeds that had been planted with winter flowers. I took several photos of the flowers and this one lavender petunia stood out to me with its delicate radial purple markings along the pale petals. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Spiny Oyster Set

Spiny Oyster Set

I got the bracelet as a gift earlier this year and over the Christmas Holiday I received the rest of the set: the earrings and necklace. All of them are Arizona Native American jewelry craftsmanship . Beautiful addition to my collection of shiny things to wear. :)

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.

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Ocotillo Flower Buds

Ocotillo Flower Buds

Last year, our neighbor who does construction work removed several Ocotillo shrubs from a job site where he was building a barn. He offered a couple of them to us to plant in our yard for added landscaping. We did plant them in the rock and cactus garden area west of the house. Oddly, they don’t show much in the way of signs of life except for flower buds growing on the ends of some of the canes (the branches emanating from the base of the ocotillo).

I took this image of one of the flower bud clusters still growing on one of the ocotillos. Click on the image to enlarge.

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