Sunday, November 3, 2013

I have the nicest neighbors, and it just got better

It's been very nice and quiet lately.  Not a lot to post about, which is a good thing sometimes.

I've already met Betty and her son, Rick, who are camped behind The Palms - she couldn't be nicer, and we've had a few great conversations.  She is camping with her adult son and also has a little Yorkie, Candy, who is darling.  Rick was a very good neighbor last evening - when Katie and I were out for a walk, I heard him yell, "Coyote!"  I yelled, "Where???"  and he pointed at a very healthy coyote trotting along across the way from us.  Check out Denise's blog - she got a photo when she was standing on her roof, hopefully she will post it.

We have lots of little lizards here, but this guy was really big and meaty looking.  I think he is a Great Basin Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus bicinctores.  Thanks, Hazel!  He is a Sceloporus bimaculosus  -  Twin-Spotted Spiny Lizard.  He was beautiful.



Then the other day the neighbor across the road from us came over.  I was checking my generator oil, putting on my tire covers, etc. after coming home from town.  I guess her husband thought he saw me with my head in my hands, and sent her over to see if I needed help.  How nice was that?  Actually, I was fine. It was windy and since my hair is getting longer, I was probably just trying to tuck the flying hair into a headband.




Yesterday I was in the kitchen making potato salad, fixing shrimp for dinner, cleaning up, etc. and Katie kept barking.  I didn't see anyone outside and my couch shades were down due to the sun shining in.  I went outside, and what did I see?



A big Class A right alongside The Palms with Denise sitting in the shade on her step, and Bennie right there with her.  Her motor home's engine must really be quiet, because I didn't hear a thing.  I snapped this photo as they were driving away to their new site.

Katie likes to sleep with her head on her toys - here she is sleeping on her ball:


Or... she tucks her face in under a pillow - that's what she did during this nap:

Watching critters out the screen door:




Katie and Bennie got along just fine, both got a cookie, and I'm looking forward to Katie having a dog in the area that she likes.   Not that she doesn't like Candy the Yorkie, but Bennie is calmer and I think Candy is a little too friendly and scares her a bit.





We chatted for a little bit, then Denise moved on to find a good site in the area.  Denise, I'm glad you made it down here, and I hope you have a fun, very uneventful stay this season.  :)

Katie and I walked over later in the day during our evening walk to say hi, and I got to help Denise get her motorcycle out of the motorhome.  She has a custom made 3-piece ramp that attaches to the garage door when it's down.  It's quite a setup.

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From me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone!  n

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I love your sun set pics...someday I will make it out west...if you want to see turtles come on down to Florida!!

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  2. WoW, what a beautiful lizard, but he sure looks "mean". :-)
    Love your shots of all the desert wildlife. Your sunsets are beautiful! Looks like you and Katie are enjoying yourselves!

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  3. Sunset pictures are so pretty! And so are the hummingbirds!
    Our Sally sits on the step to look out just like Katie does...too funny!

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  4. Those coyotes are out anticipating the arrival of thousand of people bringing their pets. Love the sunsets.

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  5. Doris does that too - she likes to wedge her nose in a crevice to nap. I wish you could meet her, she and Katie are so much alike.

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  6. I like your setup for sitting outside. It's neat to sit beneath the saguaro.

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  7. I love your lizard - he is beautiful. Such gorgeous pictures. Glad Denise got there safe.

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  8. Beautiful lizard. It looks pretty big to me. Never seen more than the little ones. And they are so fast that one hardly can take a good shot.
    Say hello from us to Denise if you meet her again, will you? I envy you all being down there already.

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  9. Lovely photos, though I'm not a lizard fan! One of my cats likes to sleep with his face tucked in, just like Katie....she is such a cutie. I'm glad your neighbor warned you about the coyote!

    Enjoy your neighbors and the beautiful sunsets!

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  10. Chica also likes sleeping on her toys. I enjoyed all your pics.

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  11. I just love your stories. Even your calm days seem like such an adventure, sans the rodents, of course.

    Barbara Miller

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