Saturday, March 15, 2008

Looking for a steer skull on FR 225


Just a short jaunt today. We've been playing catch-up here at home trying to get some household chores done before the hot weather sets in again but we were going through Jeeping withdrawal, so we took a break. We wanted to pick up a steer skull to add some western flavor to our cactus garden, so we headed back to FR 225, a place we'd seen some dead steers last year. The now bleached bones had been scattered by animals, but we were able to find a skull in the bushes. Hey, this is the Southwest, and skulls are considered treasures out here. Some people even decorate them with silver, turquoise and other semiprecious stones, but we like ours sans bling bling.

We drove around long enough to see some pretty wildflowers, the hillsides here are loaded with Mexican Poppies this time of year, creating a colorful backdrop for the stately Saguaros. 

Anyway, it was good to get out again, it's beginning to get a bit cloudy and cooler, rain is on the way.
Hopefully, there will be some more backroad exploring in our near future.