Terlingua Dreams

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Mesquite Pods / Purple Sage

The heat and the wind combined to make it a stay at home day.  However, tomorrow is trash day and since mother and I hardly generate enough to even fill up the trash container half ways...I knew I had to put on my big girl panties and tackle raking those darn mesquite pods!!!


They are everywhere and the winds have only served to shake the trees and allow more to fall.  If it wasn't for Cliff and friends who cut some pesky mesquites on the northern part of the property...I would really be crying in my milk.  Thank you guys!!!


I had a near accident when I dropped the camera.  I was trying to photograph Walter and the beautiful purple sage that has began to bloom after the recent rains.  Thought it was a goner but I finally managed to fix it...thus allowing the lens to go back into its compartment.



The horse flies were getting to him so he started shaking his head and ruined his photo op...but the sage is still quite pretty!


When I finished raking it was too dark to take a decent picture or for that matter bundle them up.  I guess that means I will have to get up early tomorrow morning and finish the job. :(

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.



10 comments:

  1. I hate when something I come to depend on like a digital camera stops working, glad you where able to fix it.

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    1. %^&(^&(*_%* Don't know where my comment went... Love those purple sages,,have one in front. Had to buy it tho,,,lol.

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    2. Rob I was actually surprised that I was able to fix it. It fell with the lens extended right into the ground.

      Buying another camera is not contemplated in my budget.

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    3. Trouble maybe it went to "comment heaven" :D

      Lately several things have not been working correctly in Blogger.

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  2. When going on vacation, I always take two digital cameras with me. On my trip to the Davis Mountains, it was a good thing I did or I would have missed many good shots. My one camera died and my charger was left at home.

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    1. On my 2010 trip to Terlingua my good camera died on me and I missed out on all the good photo opportunities when the masses start arriving on Thursday.

      I had one of those throw away cameras but it is not the same. Matter of fact, I still have that camera as I have not finished the roll yet...jajajajaja!

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  3. A friend of mine borrowed my camera as it was water proof and lost it in the river...oh well. The sage is blooming around here too and it is so nice.

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    1. I certainly hope your friend is planning on buying you a new one or they would be an ex-friend in my book!!!

      I bet it looks even nicer out your way...the desert full of purple flowers :)

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  4. MsB: Thats a beautiful photo of the sage, can you send it to me please?

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