March 16, 2008

another weekend ends...

Another weekend ends in the desert, and like all of them, it didn't seem long enough. Yesterday I ran some errands in town, we had a fire in the chiminea, and we cooked dinner out on the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, and a couple portobello mushroom caps with garlic and mozzarella cheese). It was nice to relax on the patio with a fire crackling; this past winter was too cold to be outside much, so we didn't have fires very often. There's just something so relaxing about the aroma of pinon pine and mesquite! Tom got the telescope out early Saturday morning, too (like 5:30 am!!)... Jupiter and Venus are now rising early in the morning, so he spent some time watching Jupiter before the sun came up. Today was quite a bit colder (about 60 degrees today, when it was in the 70s yesterday); we got our favorite Filiberto's breakfast burritos, watched the race, and I did some crafting, which I will show you tomorrow (or you can check out my Flickr page). The prickly pear cacti in the front yard are growing by leaps and bounds; the pads are flattening out, and the spines are beginning to appear.

Sedona and Butters spent some of Saturday afternoon relaxing on the couch together. I am so glad these cats get along with the dog... Phoebe and Cleo never got used to Sedona, and I feel they lost out on the last couple years of their lives because of this...

Pandora in the bedroom window, checking out the action in the backyard... Pandora and Butters have gone out into the yard a couple times (only because of the cement-block wall), and they actually like it out there... we have to watch carefully, or they can sneak right past us when we come in the house!

4 comments:

Kerry said...

I love your pet's names.
Thanks for painting a nice picture of the the desert. It's on my list of things to see this lifetime.

BR527 said...

I love seeing the growth of the cactus! As we here in the midwest would say, "it's growing like a weed!"

Felicia said...

Sedona and Butter are cute as cake together :)

crimsoncat05 said...

thanks, guys! Yes, that cactus IS growing like a weed, isn't it?? (later this summer, we'll probably be complaining about it like a weed, too!)

Glad you guys like reading about our little life here in the desert... we like it!