There's a lot of prickly pear cactus around Lake Amistad
I finally got my Yamaha WR450 back together again. I didn't even bother messing with it yesterday it was just too darn cold, but by 10 o'clock this morning it had warmed up nicely and I was able to go out and finish the job.
I also took my Phantom 2 drone off of its perch on the highest shelf in the Arctic Fox and replaced the broken propeller. I broke it in a crash while I was staying at my property “poverty Gulch” in Colorado last summer and just now got around to fixing it. While I was working on it I noticed that one of the prop guards had a crack in it, probably caused by the same crash, so I installed a new prop guard which luckily I already had on hand. I also took the opportunity to plug it into the computer and update its firmware so now hopefully it will be less likely to fall out of the sky for no reason.
I'm not using my Phantom 2 drone as much as I thought I would. I thought it would be a great way to get pictures from a different perspective to supplement the ones I normally take from the ground. But because of the ever-increasing rules of where you're allowed or not allowed to fly a drone I find its use very limited. For instance where I'm at now, I'm not sure if it's legal to fly it or not. I've read that drones are not allowed in National Parks and I'm sort of in a National Park, It's actually a National Recreation Area but who knows what the difference may be in the brilliant minds that infest Washington. so not wanting to take a chance on a lengthy prison sentence in a federal penitentiary alongside, terrorist, murderers, and Charles Manson, I'll just keep my little drone on the ground.
There are several plants around here that have thorns on them.
But this one has to be the Mack daddy of them all. Those spikes are 3 inches long.