Well, with all this uncertainty and lots of misinformation floating around, it becomes difficult to sort out the truth. Lots of our Canadian friends have left or are about to leave for home. Some people have had calls from their travel insurance agents telling them to get back home. Others have contacted their agent and been told they don’t need to head home yet. Since we haven’t had any communication from our agent, we will stay here for a while longer. No use heading north to freeze any longer than we have to. It’s not like we have a warm house to go to and it isn’t easy keeping warm in the motor home when it’s cold outside. Looking at the road cams this morning, there were some nasty spots in the high passes. The longer we can wait the better.
We continue to have a mixed bag of weather, beautiful warm sunny days with some rainy days mixed in. Aileen and I went down to Tucson on Friday for a change of scenery. The flowers along Highway 79 were pretty nice close to the pavement. I think the extra water they get from the drainage off the road and perhaps the heat from the pavement encourages extra growth. With the wet weather, there were some nice little waterfalls on Mt Lemmon. We drove up to the 7,000 foot level where it was 6C mid-afternoon, then turned around. Neither of us felt like going further to get into the snow.
Red-tailed Hawk on a nest in a Saguaro
Desert Evening Primrose in the desert behind our park
Parry's Beard Tongue and Prickly Pear Cactus
Poppy and Lupine
Desert Globe Mallow come in many different colours
Desert Globe Mallow
Poppies and Lupine
Deformed Desert Marigold
Butterfly on Mexican Vervain
Looking similar to Salsify, this is called Silver Puffs
This waterfall beside the road up Mt Lemmon encouraged me to stop
Then I heard another waterfall that turned out to be hidden from the road
It was tucked in behind the rock on the right shielding it from view until you were right close to it
Sycamore Trees along the Mt Lemmon Rd once we gained sufficient altitude
Lots of interesting rocks along the Mt Lemmon Rd
Some had people
What's holding that rock in place?
Some of our road
Baby balancing rock
This is called a Feather Dalea