Thursday, June 4, 2009

You Have Been Warned

You don't want to get caught in my truck if you wanna get someplace in a hurry! Write that down because I won't be repeating it.

Had to go to the county seat on business today. Took me a lot longer than it should have because I was stopping so often to either look at or photograph something that caught my eye. Flowers, cactus, skies, green grass, swollen creeks, critters— whatever.

I saw the pretty orange things from the truck as I drove by and stopped and walked back with the camera. I looked to my left and saw what I had missed before I stopped: a pretty little antelope doe (I think it was a doe anyway) who couldn't figger out exactly what I was and whether she should stay or go. She finally decided to go, but a little late if I had meant her any harm.

Don't go riding these hills with me unless you got plenty of time.


Miz Minka said...

Beautiful shots, Rio! Will you post one or more cactus pictures soon? :) I'm amazed how extravagantly some rather unassuming looking cacti will bloom.

One time the Mr. and I went on a trip to the coast, and instead of taking the usual 2 1/2 hours it took us over four hours because we had to keep stopping so often along the way to take pictures of wildflowers, hilly green vistas, clouds, etc. Springtime is great for that. In the summer, we're usually in a hurry to get out of the hot central valley and get to the cooler coast as quick as we can.

Rio Arriba said...

Ha! So you well know what I mean!

I'll post some prickly pear blossoms once they arrive.

theotherryan said...

Seems like a nice thing about being retired is that you don't need to worry too much about how long the drive from to and fro takes.

Rio Arriba said...

I find that "no schedule" lifestyle very rewarding.

BobG said...

Are those desert mallows? They look a lot like the ones around here.

Rio Arriba said...

Yes, Bob, they are. Also called globe flowers by some.