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Friday, August 29, 2014

Long Weekend in the High Country

The low desert hacienda
Usually we try to avoid the more popular long weekends on the mountain--Labor Day and Memorial Day--but we had to come up to check things out.  We've had 2.09" inches of rain since we were last here (about three weeks ago), and it's had the expected effect:  grass growing like weeds and weeds growing like weeds. Our short visit will, therefore, involve yard work.  Yipee!  I'm already anticipating how sore my left bicep will be from using the Weed Eater.
A quick hike around Tortugas

Up at the mountain property by 11:40 a.m.

75 degrees Fahrenheit at 1:55 p.m.

Dr. K and Becca heading up our drive

Nice to be out of the hot lower desert

A bit of a forest at our side yard

Our baby Chinese Elm is already two feet taller than Dr. K

Sand Verbena is flourishing on our property



1 comment:

Dr. K said...

We'll hunker down this weekend at the cabin and avoid the crowds.

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