Some kind of a red flower. It's not the prettiest flower around but its managing to survive some pretty cold weather.
I felt incredibly energetic this morning, so I got out a ladder, crawled up on the roof of the little Bronco camper, and cleaned the four solar panels that reside up there. They were way dirtier than I thought, probably due to my driving on dirt roads and boondocking. I'm sure they were dirty enough to affect the panels sun gathering abilities, so hopefully, on my soon to be mini-vacation, I will be getting the full amount of amps that I paid for.
If I were smart, I would've checked the number of amps they were putting out while dirty, and the number of amps while clean, and I might've learned something. But I've never been accused of being any brighter than the average Pangolin, so I'll try to remember to do that next time.
According to the weather guessers that I put a significant amount of stock in, today is supposed to be the last day in the mid-80s we will see for a while, or maybe till next summer. It's supposed to get down in the high 70s for a few days, then drop down to the 50s and 60s for the near future. That will put the night time temperatures at or below freezing for a while, which should make my mini-vacation to the San Luis Valley, locally known as the SLV, rather interesting since it's always colder there than it is in Denver.
I finally found and bought a windproof camouflage shell to go over my regular fleece jacket to help keep me warm while searching for the shifty, shy, but nonetheless dangerous Sandhill Cranes known to temporarily inhabit the SLV area this time of year .
Dangerous? Did I say dangerous? Don't let those long skinny legs and Giraffe like neck lull you into thinking the deceptive Sandhill Crane is just a tall skinny bird. It has a long steely beak perfectly capable of piercing any winter coat. And is so sharp ancient Cavemen used their beaks for knives, scissors, and can openers. Very few people have been known to survive being beaked by these big bad birds.
Yeah, these aren't flocks of Chickadees I'm going after. Sandhill Cranes are known to kill more people in the United States than Hummingbirds and Bluebirds combined.
I realize there's a certain amount of danger involved in going to an area like the SLV, which is infested with these killer Cranes this time of year. But I think it shows the extreme lengths to which I will go, including subjecting myself to physical attack and frostbite, to get a single picture for my readers to enjoy ..... You're welcome.
My grandson telling me what he did in school .
My granddaughter doesn't go to school yet so she didn't have anything to say.
This is one of my problems. The sun is getting lower and lower in the sky which cuts down on the amount of sunshine my solar panels get. And now for part of the day the sun is blocked by this large tree in the front yard. So my batteries are no longer fully charged by the end of the day. It looks like I'll have to plug into the garage one day soon.