It was such a beautiful day today I drove up into the mountains that are in the area and walked around a little bit, took a few pictures and just enjoyed being in the desert.
It's not the kind of desert most people think of with sand and rocks everywhere as you can see from the pictures it's actually very green and full of plants, it's just that there desert plants, Palo Verde trees, most types of cactus, Sagebrush, things like that.
In a lot of places it grows so close together it's hard to walk through, especially with Jumping Cholla nearby, but I chose a more open area and walked up and down a few hills. I learned long ago when you're making your own trail through an unfamiliar area its best to walk up a hill, that way you can see where you came from making it harder to get lost, not impossible just more difficult
Yesterday I went to Walmart and got my last pneumonia shot, you have to wait a year for the second one so I timed it just about right. The shot was a piece of cake no pain at all but late in the afternoon my arm was so sore I could barely lift it. I moved it around all day but it just got more and more sore, but this morning most of the soreness was gone and I'm pretty much back to normal now.
It sure is quiet around the fairgrounds now. With all of the horse people gone, and all of the gun show people gone it's very peaceful now. The cutting event was particularly noisy because they had a loudspeaker making running commentary all the time during the events, and an extremely loud buzzer that told the cowboys when their cutting time was over, apparently you get 2 1/2 minutes to cut out two head, one at a time, and keep them away from the herd for a certain number of seconds, so that buzzer went off pretty regular and could be heard all over the fairgrounds. And that went on for four days from early in the morning, till 8:30 at night.
And I'm very happy to say the horses took all their flies with them, I haven't seen one since they left.
All those white spots in the middle the picture are houses that are down at the bottom of the hill.
Cactus Forest that I walked through.
In the cactus Forest. it's weird calling this a forest, but the locals do.
It's rugged country but I'm lazy enough to find the easy way to do just about anything.