Sunday, September 9, 2018

Country Road With Mountain Views




Saturday morning, I stuffed my trash in the back of the Jeep and took it to the dump. Back home, I stopped to get the mail and noticed this:


The first rabbit brush bush to burst into bloom. After taking this picture, I also noticed how pretty the mountains were in the morning mist, so I took a few more pictures:


Two Russian thistles, looking green and healthy. They will later dry up and become tumble weeds. And blow down our road to land by my gate. I don't mind, I think they are pretty amazing. I just have to remember to have garden gloves in my cars because they are pretty fierce and can hurt you. 


Country road with mountain views.


More weeds.


And mountain views.








23 comments:

  1. so much beauty out there and I am happy you stopped to SEE it and to show it to us. I did not know the name Russian Thistle is what the tumbling weeds are. I have read many times about how much trouble they are and that they are a fire hazard... but alive and dead they are beautiful... that misty mountain range is gorgeous. I have never seen a desert and yours is so beautiful

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  2. You live in a beautiful area. I love seeing it through your eyes

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  3. Lovely pictures! I hadn't realized exactly how a tumbleweed became one. Thanks!

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  4. Hi Inger - it does look amazing country ... my country road is surrounded by cedars, pines et al ... and today we are in thick mist and rain ... so good for us and we need the steady fall. I always love seeing the tumbleweed and rabbit brush plants ... gorgeous desert scenes - cheers Hilary

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  5. Beautiful, and tumbleweeds coming to life after winter, greenery is a wonderful sight. Down here, our Central Plateau is bare too, but can be covered in snow in winter, A lot of tussock grass there, some is bronze, other is paler, and always pretty, like your plants. Guess the new camera is getting along just fine.

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  6. We live in such different countryside but both places are beautiful. Great photos.

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  7. Mighty pretty country you live in, Ma'am!!

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  8. Love your views. You would think after all these years a good use could be found for tumbleweeds and someone would be rich. Something to think about.

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    1. A friend of mine from Texas said they would spray paint them for Christmas decorations when she was a child.

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  9. Your mountain views are just beautiful!! My very favorites are #4 and the last one. I have never heard of a Rabbit Brush Bush. Do you know the reason for the name? And I never heard of Russian Thistles either. We both live in the mountains, but each place is so different. I always learn and see amazing things here!!

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  10. I just Googled your Rabbit Bush. It starts blooming in late summer, as you know. But I read that rabbits won't go near it, so the name is a mystery!

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    1. We have two kinds of rabbits here, the cottontails and the Jack rabbits. The latter are what we would call hares in Europe. They dig burrows. The cottontails do not, instead they live among the rabbit brush. As do countless numbers of birds. Cottontails may use burrows dug by others if it get really cold (or they get into your car engine and eat up the wires). I looked them up too and saw it says they don't eat the rabbit brush, but that Jack rabbits do. It's so interesting to learn new things, I didn't know that.

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    2. Wow, thanks for this. I think you researched it more thoroughly than I did. Such a fun post today, I LOVE it!

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  11. Lovely photos! Like Sharon, I had no idea where tumbleweeds actually came from. They are truly part of the west. I remember them from when I went to college "out west" and we even used a small one for a Christmas tree.

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  12. Inger, your views are just amazing to me.

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  13. I love this post! and I read every comment. learned so much with joy this morning. and enjoyed the mountain views!
    the coffee's good too. :)

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  14. You sure do have some beautiful views!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Inger! You live in such beauty! Great pics...

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  18. Dear Inger, it would appear that you are really enjoying using your new camera and capturing future tumble weeds and majestic mountains. Peace.

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  19. Lovely views! What a treat to get to see all these colors and the mountains! Thank you for sharing with all of us who aren't so lucky to live in such a lovely place.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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