It’s winter here and I was looking at one patch of my garden. Decided it needed some sprucing up with more plants. Now I have retired I had gone through all my old worksheets, (some even run off with a spirit duplicator about 30 years ago) and shredded them. Made seven large garbage bags of small bits of paper. Laid them down on the garden and wetted them well. But not enough – so will have to shred more over the next couple of days before adding again to the garden.
It was my last day at ISTE12 conference in San Diego and guess who I should find in my room when I arrived home in the afternoon? You’ll never guess!
After having travelled around America and Canada by himself for the last 7 months, Davo the Tasmanian Devil decided it was time to get back to Australia for a few months. He wants some colder weather for a while.
We had a long conversation that evening, and Davo has decided he wants to travel to Russia and Europe, so he is hoping some teachers will contact him on his blog and Miss W will make arrangements for him to be sent on during October.
I thought this might be a native Indian area with petroglyphs along side the river, but ….. instead I find myself on an army base in the middle of the desert. This is an area where theyhave tested a lot of weapons since WW II.
I continued past the army base to the Imperial Dam area where I saw many donkeys or burros just wandering over the road. Also more turkey vultures sitting on the wire above the canal and finally, I saw a road runner cross the road in front of me, but not enough time to get the camera out. Wiley Coyote was not nearby either.
Staying at the motel today in the air conditioned room to catch up on my blogging. Travelling to Yuma tomorrow. Still have to add posts to the eschool blogs even though I am on holiday for two weeks.
Yesterday I headed north to Lake Havasu City and visited the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. Met a Florida couple who were volunteering at the office on site. Apparently they have toured many parts of USA volunteering at different places and living in their motor home. He is a dentist and closes his office over the summer holidays to allow his staff time with their children during their vacation time.
Saw some turkey vultures in a shade area who were scavenging from a dead fish, also saw many dragonflies on the bushes near another shade house.
So that my parents know I am safe and alive still, I am going to publish every couple of days an image from my trip around southern California and Arizona. Over the last couple of days, I went through the Joshua Tree National Park. This includes part of the San Andreas fault so I found out this morning – wonder if that was earthquake tremors I felt last night??
The image shows the granite boulders and gneiss along the top of the ridge. This is typical of much of the Joshua Tree National Park.
This image is for a member of my blogging PLN called Judy from New Zealand. I sent out a tweet about going to the Australian Square Dance Convention. A few hours later, Judy tells me her rellies will be there, so that evening, I introduced myself to Lyn and Alan. This is to prove to Judy that it is a small world!