A Walk in the Desert—Monday, June 8, 2015

We had a small treat yesterday…our kids, who live in Grand Junction, Colorado, arrived with our granddaughter, her best friend, and their three fur children…”Would you like to go for a hike”? They asked!

“Sure” we replied!

Loading up Boomer, Terry and I followed them onto SawMill Mesa Road, past the Correctional Facility, then onto the old road to Escalante Canyon.  Turning off we all parked and started hiking up a dry wash.  They day wasn’t too hot and the bugs were still stunned from all the rain we had the two days before.

The desert wildflowers were stunning!  But (to me) the most beauty came from those fleeting papery flowers of the cactus…

Apricot-CactusThere were many different colors

Hot-Pink-CatcusScattered here and there

LovelyDelighting in the recent moisture

Pale-Pink-CactusFollowed by warmth


and sunshine



A rare and lovely Gift!

Yellow-CactusYour friend,







33 thoughts on “A Walk in the Desert—Monday, June 8, 2015

  1. The cacti is very pretty but a curse for the animals – except goats.
    Goats must have strong digestive powers – ha ha.
    I should think Mr. Boomer steered a wide course around them?
    Great that the grand kids are still so close for visits, certainly
    keeps you fit and young.
    Wait a second! With all that work with the irrigation, the fit part
    can be deleted, eh?
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    6.30 am Tuesday 9th. The outside still before sun up and the day
    looks bleak – rain????

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  2. How beautiful! Delta should have a Desert flower festival and draw thousands of people! Like in Lancaster ca, with their poppy . Only wishing. I did see an array of cactus in bloom around palisade a few days ago. Jens took me. Near rapids creek rd. I believe. Love.Jen

    Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 14:37:54 +0000 To: jenifer_oien@hotmail.com


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