Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tarantula in the Rocks

August is tarantula month. This is when we see them wandering around, heading for . . . well, wherever they go to meet up with other tarantulas. They get out into the streets and just meander along. When we see … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Pizza

This is the final appearance of this delicious pizza du jour. A new pizza surprised us for lunch today. Not sure what to call it. Here’s what I used: slow sauteed Vidalia onions with tarragon, the last of the breast … Continue reading

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Perfect Water Fountain

He looked at his watch, then tapped his little foot. The sprinkler is supposed to come on at 5:15, but it was a minute late. All was forgiven very quickly. He got water all over his cute little button nose, … Continue reading

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Real Men Don’t Eat Fruit & Fresh Paper

I’ve heard this old saw right in my own home, but in recent years it has changed to “What? Only four different fruits for my cereal this morning?”. I’ve created a monster! You’ll recognize the items in the bowl, but … Continue reading

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Cloud Volcano

The other morning DH called me out onto the deck first thing in the morning. Hey, I’m still making my coffee . . . but I grabbed my camera and ran out. The reward was a vision that looked for … Continue reading

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Spotted Squirrel

The spotted squirrel – so named because it is rare to spot one around here, and he has spots, which I’ve never seen before. Have you? Note the cactus wren advising him on how to choose his next meal. This … Continue reading

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Escher Aster

At the entrance to the office of our storage room complex is a small planter that has a plethora of various flowering plants in it. The first pictures I took were unsatisfactory because the wind was blowing them just too … Continue reading

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Roadrunner Redux

So what do you think? I think this is the female roadrunner – no bright blue and red patches on her face like Lazarus sports. She was running like a champ (hence the lousy portrait of her), so I’m going … Continue reading

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A Fungus Among Us

At first, when it was much smaller, we thought this was a present from the javelina that frequent this area under the oak tree. They are quite fond of the acorns that litter the ground at certain times of the … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

This is a room at The Empire Ranch that is in the Las Cienegas area not too far from our house. See the little blotches in the lower right-hand corner of this room? I’ve totally tarted up the picture to … Continue reading

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Sneeze ‘n’ Cheese

DH loves roasted Hatch chilis. Our local ethnic grocery store has them pre-roasted, but they are usually sold out by the time I get there. (Yes, I’m going to try again tomorrow!) The ones you see in the picture are … Continue reading

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Poor Little Sausage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_Perrin A little-known (in the United States, anyway) and short-lived British comedy show from 2009-ish was called “Reggie Perrin”, and starred Martin Clunes, who you may know better as “Doc Martin”. In this show, Martin Clunes has some of the … Continue reading

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The Standoff

I expected to hear gunfire at any moment. The threatening noises were fearsome! In the end, the roadrunner called the raven “A tosser”, and took off for the fence rail and beyond. The noise then started up in the front … Continue reading

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Inspiration Dinner – For One

http://lovingfoodfashionlife.com/2013/08/10/orzo-salmoriglio-sauce/ What we like about ad hoc dining is that I can easily make a lunch or dinner for each of us according to our desires at the moment. DH had BBQ beef on a seedy bun, with appropriate veggie … Continue reading

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Lunchus Interruptus – Roadrunner

I was chowing down on this delicious salad of Romaine, Roma tomatoes, avocado and Havarti cheese (with jalape├▒o dressing), when DH spied Lazarus swooping down from the top of our storage shed, on a direct glide path with an invading … Continue reading

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Behold the Whole Rose Tree

Here’s the mama to yesterday’s budding beauty. It is equally full of blossoms on the other side of the tree. This is about a third of the volume. It does this at least twice a year, and each time more … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Roses, and . . .

This is just one of the seemingly hundreds of roses on our rose tree this week.  Magnificent! Click on any raindrop to see it fullscreen!

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What’s Left

As you’ve probably noticed, I post a lot of pictures of pizza. That’s because I make a lot of pizzas. The standard procedure is to start a batch of dough in the bread machine and then make six seedy buns … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Particularly Pretty Today

The sunlight this morning had me running back into the house to grab my camera. Would that I could show you all of the beauty that greeted us this morning, but just this shot of the Desert Bird of Paradise, … Continue reading

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Roadrunner Fast Food

Haven’t seen anything of the injured female for several weeks, but Lazarus has been around for a few visits during that time. They don’t seem to stay around for very long – maybe a half day, or even less. I … Continue reading

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