Saturday, December 16, 2006

Our Surroundings

Above is a pic I took off the desert trails that James and I walk on frequently right next to the campground. A prickly pear cactus in front and a towering Cholla cactus behind that. The most dangerous thing you will find here in the desert at this time of year are the cactus if you don't watch where you are going. All the scorpions, tarantulas, and snakes have pretty much gone into the winter mode as is does get very cold here at night. Although James and I wouldn't mind coming across a few scorpions and tarantulas anytime.
This roadrunner was a hoot......he came right up to our campsite and stole an entire hotdog from our hotdog pack and ran away with legs moving as fast as the roadrunner in the Bugs Bunny Show. We couldn't get over it, laughing ourselves silly. He was a real pretty bird, and we haven't seen him since the incedent.


Robert A Vollrath said...

Hotdog Roadrunner are the kinda stuff I live for.

Lacey said...

That roadrunner is so cute! I have a feeling more than one bird painting is in your future. ;-)

Richard Hirsch said...

This roadrunner isn't as colorful as the one from the old cartoons, but the weather is better and no dead coyotes! Hey, it's me, Richard, Robert's lost long friend(?!?)! Glad to hear the two of you are doing well, and the new paintings are great! Take care and maybe our paths will cross again soon. Adios, aufwiedersehen, and so long for now buckaroos!