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Today we Hiked

Today Glen and I hiked.  It started out easy enough on the Rinconada Trail.  Then we opted to take the Little Arsenic Trail which went down to the Rio Grande River.  Going down was the easy part.  Going back up to the rim….I now know that if I end up in hell, my eternity will be spent hiking up switch backs lugging a ruck sack.  We did manage to get some very nice pictures.

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We spotted a solitary Indian Paint Brush, so naturally I had to take it’s picture.

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Rio Grande Gorge…

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Obligatory selfie….I still look like a happy camper so we hadn’t started the horrible ascent.

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The only wildlife we saw besides a bunch of circling buzzards was this guy.

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We have no idea what typed of plant this is, but we thought it very interesting looking.

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Three Toed Box Turtle

Yesterday, I met up with a friend and we went to Burr Oak Woods Nature Center to walk the trails.  This fella greeted us as we started our trek.

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While looking up information on this turtle I discovered that the three toed box turtle is the official reptile for the state of Missouri.

Cat Tree

I decided to take the plunge and buy a cat tree.  I have been afraid to drop that much money on something the cats may or may not use.  So far Sadie and Kimber (formerly known as skinny stray kitty) love it.  Lily could care less, she just wants to be outside.

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Feral

Turns out the little skinny stray kitty I brought in the house the other day isn’t the only stray we have.  Turns out there is another kitty that is lurking in the tree line watching us.  This one looks older and healthier.  It is also pretty wild and will not let us near it.  We will continue to put out extra food and water for it.

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Stray

We had a stray cat show  up at our house.  We had seen her lurking in the tree line and knew she had been eating the food we left out for our Lily kitty.  Well, today she came to me.   Lord, be still my aching heart.  She is so emaciated I couldn’t just leave her.

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I am hoping to find a nice home for her…..that isn’t mine 😉

Sunday Slumber

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Settling In

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Are you really going to take my picture again?  All I really want is to take a nap.

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I need to get ready for my early afternoon nap.

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Just a little more cleaning….

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And a little scratching behind my ear….

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Now I am all ready for some serious snoozing.

Bambino

Our neighbors rescue horses, clydesdale’s to be specific.  They then decided to breed them.  Their babies are so darned cute!  Someday I will have a more powerful lens to get a more close up picture.

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Clean Up Crew

Some critter got run over in front of our driveway and the turkey vultures showed up to clean up the remains.

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Being mindful that he doesn’t get run over.

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Taking a quick bite….

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While others were checking things out from above.

 

Blooming Iris

Last fall my mother decided to tear out all of her iris bulbs….as in she no longer wanted any.  These bulbs are originally from my grandmother, so I couldn’t let them all get trashed.

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I was excited to see that some yellow bloomed.

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Taffy says hurry up because you smell so pretty when you are in full bloom.

 

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