Archive for August, 2012

High Magic Roses

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The vase in the great room is decorated with these “High Magic” roses. What beautiful colors! Click on the image to enlarge.

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Obamanomics - The Big Storm

Ramirez directs our attention to the BIG storm . . .

The Big Storm

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Mountain Goat Taxidermy

Mountain Goat Taxidermy

Taken during a recent visit to Cabela’s in Glendale, Arizona. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Wheel of Misfortune

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The Old Wickenburg Train Station

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We drove to the old part of town to do some shopping at the “other” supermarket. We drove past the old train station which is along the still active BNSF railroad track. I took this picture of the station next to the track.

The station is now used by the Chamber of Commerce as a tourism center. To facilitate this, the building had to be rotated 180 degrees such that the boarding platform is opposite from the track side. No matter, though, The BNSF trains no longer stop in Wickenburg.

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Wildflower or Weed?

Wildflower or Weed?

We took a walk over by the Casandro Dam, about a quarter mile south of the house, after the rain last Wednesday. There were several plants along the road that had these wild flowers. I don’t know what it is, but it sure is a delicate and interesting-looking cluster of little blossoms. Click on the image to enlarge.

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More Erosion

More Erosion

We had a really heavy downpour last Wednesday night. It looks like I’ll have to shore up the front of the property with big rocks to avoid losing more of the landscape between the RV drive and the west wash. Again, I have plenty of big rocks up in the wash and around the lot, so it’s just a matter of collecting them in the wheelbarrow and burying them along the roadway where the floods wash down.

Damn! I’m supposed to be retired and all this stuff pops up to keep me busy. Ah well, It probably keeps me out of trouble.

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