Monday, August 10, 2009

The Great American Jungle

The Great American Desert has become the Great American Jungle, thanks to all the rain we've had. The prairie is a-bloom everywhere. Many of the places where the dogs and I used to walk are now all but impassable. I have managed to cut a narrow tunnel to my mailbox through 10-foot-high sunflowers and horse-weed for the mailman. Weed growth in my garden is just as spectacular, unfortunately. This has been a summer to remember.

(The picture was taken on a neighbor's place, during my ramble yesterday.)


Bob@thenest said...

You know, visiting here every day, sometimes more than once a day, probably helps keep me from having to increase my blood pressure meds.

I'm not sure what's better, the pictures or the subject you chose to write about.

Rio Arriba said...

Thanks, Bob. I really appreciate the kind words. It's nice to know that there's somebody out there!

Anonymous said...

Oh, not to worry about there not being someone "out" here, you are being watched. I have you bookmarked from earlier in the year and ran across the link tonight while cleaning up an old computer. What a treat. I get to read (and see) a whole passel of entrys tonight and I am already feeling more relaxed. Thanks for sharing your time with me, and I know that really means "us". Love the prairie, love the mountains, love the water, love the West and love your blog.

Bruce Jordan
Lake Palestine, TX