Del Rio, Texas
Transportation and funeral arrangements are in a state of flux for the moment, so the blog continues for today at least. If a new blog does not show up, then it will show up again in a few days.
The morning was nice and cool with a dry pleasant breeze flowing across the flowering desert bringing all sorts of fragrances. It is time to take a walk down the HILL to the lake and wander in the desert in search of adventure. Here is the scene looking back up the HILL from about the midpoint going down to the lake.
Notice the wind turbine at the house on the right. After much research on them for providing power, my choice went with solar panels. Others may like the turbine but not me. It is noisy when the wind is moving along briskly. The blades were turning fast but the camera was able to stop them in mid turn.
They are not “wrong” but just not for me.
My knee was giving me trouble the last few days so a walking stick was taken on the walk. Hmmmm in the desert ALWAYS take water on a walk. It was a good thing water was carried because nearly a liter was consumed in the slightly over an hour walk. My body was telling me early on that it was not in shape for any heroics so the pace was kept gentle. Thank heavens for good walking sticks!
Along the way was a beautiful purple cactus flower. It required a little cross country brush busting while keeping a careful eye out for rattlesnakes. The flower was worth it in my inflated opinion.
The mesquite trees have fuzz balls on them that are sort of cute. The heavy rains of last winter have produced an abundance of vegetation this year. Personally mesquite is a favorite tree as well as multipurpose wood of mine. Low maintenance plants always grab my attention.
The agave plants are out in full force also. Many have bloom stalks of great heights. They are really neat to see up close and personal. This pair is right next to the road. Spectacular aren’t they. The tallest leaves were at my head height.
And yes those pointed leaves will put a nasty hole in your body. The leaf thorns will tear you a wound you will remember, so be careful when you get a close up view. Getting ripped up by cactus and succulents is not a good way to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.