This sounds like an unemployment recipe! But not.
I'm uninspired because I've really been in a blogging funk lately. Nothing to write about. This morning after I walked Saby, I decided to take a bike ride across the road to the nature preserve since the purple clouds (probably a monsoon after thought) were still blocking out the intense sun and keeping the temps down. I decided not to take my camera because I figured nothing could possibly be colorful in the desert summer heat. So once again, I was unprepared with no Kodak for those Kodak moments!
Once I got there, I noticed the recent rains had filled some of the water reclamation backup lakes. Masses of black-necked stilts in their black and white tuxedos were walking and floating in one marshy area. The reedy grasses, which remind me of the Moses in the Bullrushes Bible story, had multipled and grown taller. And the prickly pear cacti had formed large bumpy berry red nodules that would make the perfect cactus picture for an Arizona Christmas card.! So now, I'll have to make a return trip tomorrow or Saturday morning to see if the tuxedos on stilts are still massed in that marshy area!
I can't believe the abundant local flora and fauna I noted on this morning's ride. Alfalfa, corn, coyotes, jackrabbits, grackles, egrets, hawks, roadrunners, bouganvillea, kildeer plovers, sparrows, dragonflies, butterflies, saguaros, blue herons, hummingbirds, Taffy and Daffy, mesquites, Palo Verdes, willow trees, mourning doves, pigeons, turkey vultures, quail, night herons, coots, mallards, etc. . . . The list goes on and on. Thankfully, no scorpions, snakes, or tarantulas crossed my path!
I also can't believe I posted this earlier this morning and it went POOF and disappeared when I hit Publish! I spent an hour searching all the published posts and drafts and never found it. If you see my post running through the worldwide web (hate that geeky term!) -- let me know!