It’s hard for a dark-colored dog in the desert sun running barefoot on the hot sand on the road in front of the house. That’s why we have a wading pool for them when they get back on the patio. Bay Bay voluntarily jumps in the pool, but little Cabela has to be helped in. Once she’s there, she appreciates the Mama dipping her and rubbing cool water on her skin. Click on the image to enlarge.
I snapped this photo of a cloud that resembled a whale floating in the sky this morning. Bob thought it looked like a Goldfish cracker, but I’m sticking with a whale. Just another example of desert Pareidolia. Click on the image to enlarge.
A few weeks ago, I spoke with the landscaping folks about our ocotillo out front. The one they installed a couple of years ago had completely died and was being consumed by termites or some other wood eating vermin. The landscape crew came out shortly after and removed the dead plant.
Today, the crew showed up with this beautiful living replacement for the old ocotillo. Luckily for us, the landscaper has a policy of replacement of anything they planted for up to five years. When the saguaro they planted failed, they promptly removed the fallen cactus and eventually replaced it.
Hopefully, the new ocotillo will prosper in the new location and produce the beautiful little arrays of red flowers on the tips of the canes. This is a young ocotillo and has the potential to grow in height and have more canes and flowers in the spring. Click on the image to enlarge.
Sometimes I like to have the Daddy or the Mama throw my squeaky toys in the air. I will then jump up and catch the toy and shake it and squeak it. It is fun for me. I like to play. Click on the Daddy’s picture of me catching my wally gator toy to make me big.
The Mama and the Daddy went to the big store today and bought me a big pool to get in. I like to get wet sometimes on hot days to cool me down. I had a small tub before, but now I have plenty of room to get in and get wet. Click on me to make me big.
What better way to spend a birthday at our beautiful retirement home in the desert, than to relax and enjoy a dip in the spa with a cold beer? Of course, this was not the only thing we did to celebrate. Verna served a wonderful pasta and salad dinner with garlic toast and limoncello. Earlier, she gave me a funny birthday card which made me laugh.
We had to delay our Thursday grocery shopping to Friday this week because we were returning from our California trip yesterday. While shopping, I found these nice Gerbera daisies in the flower concession. I arranged them in the vase in the great room on the sofa table where they will look great for several days. Click on the image to enlarge.