Well we finished one side of the property this morning and decided to take the rest of the day ( picture below) .we drove out of town about 20 miles, turned off the highway and drove east another 12 miles to Castle Dome, a huge volcanic plug that you can see from out backyard…lots of mines near here….below is Castle Dome
One of my favorite cactus, the beautiful Saguaro’s this one has to be over 50 years as they do not start to grow arms until that age, and with two arms probably closer to 80…they are amazing….I love the trident look….
mountains near the Dome They built up a ghost town, its okay but I would rather just see nature
The Sonoran Desert near the Dome..I am in love with this….LOL Teddy Bear Chollo Cactus….
Been a great week…lots of exercise, we ordered a pallet of adobe bricks (500 of them),( we call them Mexican bricks), to finish the side yard, got all but about 80 laid down in 2 days…dug up 3 stumps in the backyard, we thought we were going to have to have the stump man come grind them, however, they were so rotten we were able to uproot them…YAY save us some money….so getting plenty of exercise..
This one was pretty deep had to cut off some of its roots…he other one was easy-peasy..a couple shovels of sand and poof it lifted out..
this is the finished side of the driveway…..YAY
.I also bought some weights since I didn’t bring mine from California…so working them into my routine during the day…been eating a little over 1200 cal each day, but I am hungry so I would rather keep myself satisfied than feel deprived..
The temperature is 88′ so my arthritis is better…my knee isn’t always happy with all the bending to lay bricks, a couple advil good as new…LOL I am experiencing numbness in my hands at night…I had a neck injury when I was very young, (5yrs old)3 crushed vertebrae’s I am always careful of my neck, but I am thinking I have overworked that area of my body with all the frigin, beautiful bricks, so ice and routine Advil for a few days…hopefully I will have a better night sleep…not whining just stating some facts out loud so now maybe I will do something about it….LOL.
I got my new dishwasher yesterday and now my new sink just arrived so maybe if I am good, my husband and brother will put that in this weekend….fingers crossed….
The dog got a good clipping and I am afraid everyone in the neighborhood has Chika fur in there yard…it was pretty windy when it came her turn for a clip and bath…LOL
well I am rambling….so I will leave you with a picture of the sunrise this morning…
from our back yard….