around the nice nature trail they have adjacent to the parking lot while Aileen stayed in the car with her Sudoko.
I led three rides this week so lots of photos to edit in the evenings. We played cards a couple of days also. Ernie and Atha, friends from Colorado, arrived Monday so instead of going to the ATV potluck, we had a welcoming supper for them with Ken and Marie. Last night, we went to the Riverbottom Grill to help them celebrate their anniversary. There were seven of us and we were lucky enough to score a table right off. The place is a madhouse, specially on Fridays. It was very noisy inside and really smokey outside where there was live music (very good singer) and dancing. We adjourned to Ken and Marie's for pie and cards afterward.
We've had a long windy spell this winter and the temperatures were pretty nice by mid day. We are forecast to have some cooler weather for the next little while.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Barrel Cactus with old tree stump
Petrified wood end section
More petrified wood
Cute little cactus
All of the above were taken at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
On the Martinez Mine Road
A favourite perch for this Northern Mockingbird. He is often there where we park the trike to go into the desert. Mitzy and I walk by about twelve feet underneath and he usually remains in place.
Looking east from the Little Spine
Face off. Male Lesser Goldfinch on the left, I think.
Morning break below Box Canyon
Looking toward the bottom of Box Canyon
Martinez Mine Road looking west to the cattle guard pass
Mineral Mountain from the 7-9 mile crossover road