Monday, January 22, 2007

Desert snow and critters

It snowed here over the weekend. We didn't do any Jeeping instead, stayed by the fire and sipped hot chocolate and watched the snow come down from the snug comfort of home.
Today we decided to ride around a bit and take a few pictures before the snow was all gone. It turned out to be a good ride, great timing because first we came upon a pair of Javelinas (wild pigs). Since they're rather elusive, we felt fortunate to be able to snap a quick picture before they vanished into the underbrush. Riding further, we saw four beautiful deer. Two mothers and two yearlings. We stared at them and they stared at us for several minutes. It was probably a learning opportunity for the yearlings. We could imagine their mothers telling them, "THOSE are the humans we've been telling you about. They'll eat you and then mount your head on a wall...stay away from them!"
The ever-changing desert scenery is so beautiful, we feel fortunate to be able to live here.