Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Summer by Captain Watty Prettypaws

Every day is summer vacation for me. Here's something new: kitty grass that comes from the farmer's market. It's a lot tastier than the houseplants I've been eating.

I like to find the warmest spots in the house and hang out there for hours. This is a good one, by the sliding glass door in the bedroom. Nice and toasty, as long as my mom doesn't close the curtains.

This is my chair. My dad thinks it's his chair, but no.... And that's my mouse on the floor, just in case you were wondering.

I have to say, this is my favorite spot in the house of all.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Big Bear

This is really Bill's blog post today. I had some things to take care of at home, so he went with our friends Phyllis and Richard to Big Bear for the day and had a great time! Elevation: 8500 feet. Scenic beauty, fresh mountain air, and temperatures around 70 degrees.

They stopped at the Discovery Center, where Bill posed with the local Big Bear.

Then they went on a hike and passed this meadow of corn lilies.

Bill spotted these electric pink darlings off the side of the road. Fortunately Phyllis had her plant book along. They are called snow plants. And yes indeed, there was still some snow on the ground here and there!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Victory Hoot

Last night we went to Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown for a Victory Hoot. This was a party with live music, dinner and speakers to celebrate the defeat of Green Path North, a power transmission line project that would have affected many miles of pristine desert in this area.

It took three years to defeat this project, so there was a lot to celebrate. County Supervisor Neil Derry and GPN leader April Sall did some celebratory document-burning.

Our friend Phyllis took part in the protests. Here she is about to add her message to the GPN timeline.

On the way home we saw many clumps of evening-blooming desert primrose by the side of the road. Beautiful!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Summer finally arrived with a bang! This weekend temperatures have been around the 100 mark. It was 70 degrees at 6 am today. Right now it's 9:30 am and it's up to 86. Just the way us desert rats like it!

The desert willow trees like it, too. Our two trees make a wonderful display along our front walkway. The sound of the bees is just about deafening. More desert willow photos below. Enjoy!