Sunday, March 20, 2011

nature calls...















































French overnighters left...Maria the botanist arrived.  We made the rounds to some of the recent blooms I spotted on the Terlingua Creek Cat's Eye plant.  She carried on with her research while I went over the instructions for the garden cam she brought out.  Set it up for a test today and found it needs to be tweaked a bit.  Loaded the software tonight and programmed the flash drive for the camera.

Just in the last couple of days - the desert has been greening up with just the equinox heat and no water.  Can't help but think these plants are pumping out their last reserves just to get some buds growing.  Transplanted a store bought tomato plant into a bucket of dung'n'dirt.  First official vegetable of the unfinished greenhouse.  Made a run over to the waterboxx experiment and found no evidence yet of sprouts but all the tubs are still filled with water.

The Panther Mountain Clan left today and dropped off their leftover food and a Javelina head.  Had an endless sunset tonight.  78,92,57,0,C

13 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I feel privileged to seeing life in the showing signs of spring. Hope there will still be blooms when I get to Big Bend the end of the month.

tffnguy said...

Been noticing a lot of micro critters around the last couple of days. Fortunately outside so far.

alam0tx said...

Well! John...You are a lucky man..You reach so many, who love West Texas..

Dani said...

John - endless indeed... looks stunning.

Can't wait to see the greenhouse.

Ricky said...

Some great photo work,cant wait to see the sage in bloom..

cenicola3 said...

Thank's John, after checking the news headlines and getting my fill of war, disaster and destruction, I head over to your blog and it's like a gentle medicine for my brain.

Wickets said...

It always amazes me what beauty grows in the middle of nowhere whilst in suburbia millions of gallons of water are wasted for lesser effect

thanks for nice photographs

billkeith said...

John, how did the super moon look out there in the desert?

Allen Hare said...

Nice to see signs of life re-emerging.

austinmodhouse said...

home grown tomato are the best. the red part of a tomatoes are fruit.

markiesparkie said...

The desert didn't grab me like the forest did, but the wide open spaces? Very appealing. The way my allergies are becoming more and more make the desert seem more attractive.
Nice hole job on the gutter downspouts, and the picture made me notice the welded rebar of your roof/funnel. Nice job there, too.
I have wondered where the longhorns get their water, but I'm sure I'll find the chapter.
So many visitors!

neil said...

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