Monday, March 23, 2009

March 22, 2009

Today we went to the Yuma conservatory. I have posted several photos from that great adventure. The one above is of an old truck, which I just fell in love is destine to be a painting some day in the future....
I have no idea what this bird is called, but it sure is a 'proud' one.....strutting it's stuff
This guy has his 'Sunday go to meet-in' hat on. Hopped up on a rock to pose just for me!
As I have said, the desert is coming to life and it is a sight to behold!

After our trip to the conservatory, we headed back to the fiver. It seems it was a good thing we had done our sight seeing earlier in the day. Not long after we arrived home the wind kicked up...and I mean seriously kicked up. It was a good thing we had already taken down the awing. I never saw so much sand being blown around--truly a desert dust storm with limited visibility at times. We had the windows open and that turned out to be a mistake. After about a couple of hours, I could literally see 'piles' of sand on the floor in the fiver. I closed everything up and got out the sweeper. We left the ac on for the remainder of the day. By evening the temps had dropped considerably, so we turned off the air. The wind was still a factor so we only opened one window above the sink for a little ventilation.

Since I was stuck in the fiver for the rest of the day, I decided to do a little baking. I had some fresh lemons so how bout lemon cupcakes. Found a recipe online for a lemon cupcake with a lemon cream filling----a little more effort, but way worth it. They are a very dense cupcake--almost like a pound cake texture. DH was up next and he made some dog cookies. He also made dinner--spaghetti!

That was our day---tomorrow will be our last day here in Yuma.


  1. I'm curious to know - if the wind blows sand in through your windows, what does it do to the a/c?

    The lemon cupcakes sound delightful! Is the filling similar to lemon pie filling? Yummm.


  2. Looks like a fantail pigeon to me.


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