This is our latest middle of the night visitor. We think it is a Bob Cat but it could be a small Cougar. Both have been spotted roaming in the Park. What do you think? The picture isn’t very clear as the Cat must have been moving pretty fast as it ran across the camera’s path. This was taken at 11:10 pm, just a few feet from our bedroom where we were fast asleep.
This is a picture of Gina’s Rock garden she set up at the front of the house, right outside the screened porch. The other night at about 7:00 pm when it was black dark, we heard the most awful cat screeching and yelping we have ever heard coming from the porch. Ms. Megabyte2 was out there and saw something that really shook her up! Ms. Pat and I both jumped up and ran out there. We, of course, didn’t see a thing but Ms. Megabytes2’s hair was standing on end and she was looking toward the bushes. You could tell she had encountered something very unusual.
Needless to say, she was UPSET….I’ll bet the guy from the picture above paid her a little visit. The next morning we saw large paw prints in the rock garden and noticed where "something cat like" had been using the sand in the rock garden for a "litter box". HMMMM....… See the pile of "droppings" we dug out of the sand...looks like it's been here a time or two before. I moved the camera up to this spot for a while and we will see if he comes back. You just never know what's going on around you in the black of the night. Meanwhile, Ms Megabyte2 is still sniffing and looking around everytime she goes out on the porch.
I was working in my shop yesterday and heard thunder rumbling and something hitting the roof. This is what I saw.....small "pea" size sleet! In fact, some of them got almost as big as "moth balls". If we were in South Dakota, we would call this stuff "hail". Then, shortly after that, it started snowing. Geez......are we really in Arizona??
It wasn’t long until it covered the ground……
This is looking to the North towards Yarnell Mountain where we see snow a few times every winter. However, every so often one of these desert storms will get low enough to give us a sampling of the cold stuff but it's enough for me!! The storm has moved on out of the area.
This is looking back towards the South. You can see the clouds are breaking and the sunshine is beginning to come back out..
Uh oh, Ms. Pats Golf Cart is getting pelleted…. we need some more cover around here.. Oh No! Not another “project”! Lets see, I’m going to have to think about this a little. I’m tired of building stuff. Is there ever an end to it?
The next couple of months will be our “Winter” here in Arizona. It will be like this off and on and cool off for a spell. It was 32* when we got up this morning and it may get down in the 20’s a time or two but we enjoy the simple Winters here.
Meanwhile, I was as “snug as a bug in a rug” with my little heater going in my shop while I was playing with one of my new “Black Friday” toys! I just love my shop. It's definitely my “Man Cave”!! I even have my XM/Sirius radio hooked up, so I can listen to "Willie's Roadhouse" !! Hot Dog!
It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. We hope you are all safe and sound and "hunkered" in for the Winter. God Bless you all and don’t forget to stop and give thanks to our Father in Heaven for all his many Blessings.
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