Roses are red, violets are blue, why don't you click a pic or two.
A boondocking sunrise from a few days ago. Since I'm always whining about the desert skies not having enough clouds to make a decent sunrise picture, you would think I got lots of good sunrise and sunset pictures over the past week when clouds dominated the area, but such was not the case. The clouds were usually too thick to even see the sun coming up.
A mostly semi-normal day today weatherwise. There were a few clouds but not enough to stop the batteries from getting fully charged just after lunch. And even my Internet seems to be working pretty well now.
The post office tracking number shows that my order from etrailer has made it to Phoenix already, so hopefully, I can pick it up "General Delivery" at the post office sometime soon. But, Phoenix is 60 miles from Wickenburg, and it is the post office I'm dealing with, and it only takes one mule throwing one shoe and the whole mule train comes to a stop, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. But if I manage to get my package I'll be free to move about the State again whenever I feel like it..... If I ordered the right thing. Dust caps come in different sizes and can be a little confusing, but hopefully, I measured things right.
I'm probably going to Congress Arizona for a brief period when I leave Box Wash. Then I'm looking into possibly going up to Lake Havasu, or maybe even Laughlin, Nevada, for a little while. There's some good boondocking close to Walmart at Lake Havasu, and there are free casino parking lots to stay at in Laughlin. And during February, there's some off-road car and motorcycle racing going on in Laughlin, and Parker Arizona, that I might be fun to watch.
Here's another picture of the heeler hauling back on the rope to tighten the loop around the steers hind legs.
I'm no horse expert, but I've been around a few starting with my boarding stable job while a teenager, as an Equine Sanitation Engineer, but there's something in this picture that I can't explain.
If you look in the background you will see the flagman, he's the one that stops the timer. On his stirrups there are four cylindrical red things that look like foam, I've never seen those on a saddle before. I know there must be a perfectly logical explanation as to why their there, but I can't think of one. Guess it shows how little I know about horses.
The cattle that get roped all wear these protectors called Horn Wraps. The reason being is these cows are provided by a stock contractor and they may get roped a couple of times a week or more, and that could get painful. Whereas cattle out on the range might only get roped a couple times in their entire life.
The header has turned the steer, and the Cowgirl heeler is throwing a mean pink lariat. Notice how large that loop has to be, its one of the reasons there's so much slack in the heelers rope when the steer steps through it.
This is what the steer is supposed to look like when the flagman drops the flag and stops the timer. Pretty embarrassing for the steer if you ask me. He's probably thinking, "I sure hope my girlfriend doesn't see me like this."..... oh wait a minute, this is a steer, he doesn't have a girlfriend.