Friday, July 23, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The other day, I saw a raven chase a road runner across my back yard. The road runner ran across the open space with the raven flying right above her, almost touching her back. When she reached the juniper trees, she just went under one and there wasn't much the raven could do, so the chase ended with a draw and no one hurt.
Monday, July 19, 2021
I only use the a/c in the afternoons when the heat beats down on my living room and by the front door, where Samson likes to nap. To keep him comfortable the rest of the day, I put this fan on the floor for him.
Me: Yes, Faith, it really is for Samson. If you just move back a little you two can share it.
Faith: Would be more fair if you had two fans. You know, one for each of us.
Me: If you move back and don't block the air, the fan will cover both of you.
Faith: Hmmm... I'll think about it.
Me: Orange balls go in the closet...
Faith: OK, if that's the way you want to be.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Of course the color of the only car they had was this red. I didn't want a red car, but this was the only one. It's a soft metallic red and I like it better already.
It has the necessary All Wheel Drive (in case it will ever snow or rain here again), it's a hybrid, so better for the environment, the electric charges when you step on the brake.
It has all the bells and whistles you could possibly want. Most of them I can live without, but how cool that as long as you have your keys on you, you can just walk away, and the car will magically lock itself. Then you only have to touch the handle to open it.
I don't need or want all the stuff I have to pay extra for, but some of it can be fun to play with, I'm sure.
I have a lot to learn.
Best for me: I'm very comfortable sitting in it and driving it. It fits me perfectly.
And it's such a joy to drive.
Jeanne and Jon went to Death Valley, where it is HOT, VERY HOT.
It was 110 in Lancaster, but she sent this picture from Death Valley:
Friday, July 9, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Happy Birthday, Samson
Happy birthday to the kindest, sweetest, most loyal, patient, protective and all around adorable dog I have ever known.