This is Leo, a 40 year old Mohave Desert Tortoise.
He came to visit us one day this week. Here are 3 of our dogs greeting him at the back gate. Betty, in the middle, seems surprised.
Gary was surprised too. The dogs raised a commotion so he went to see what was up, and there was Leo. We did not know his name at that time, only that we had an unexpected visitor. He was tame, unafraid of the dogs, and clearly a pet. Gary let him into the yard and closed the gate to keep him out of the street. After a while the dogs lost interest. Leo ate some salad greens out of Gary’s hand.
We needed to find Leo’s people. Gary asked at the humane society if anyone reported a lost tortoise – no one had. We put an ad in the local paper. Then last night we saw a family searching the creek at the end of our street with flashlights. Gary asked what they were looking for, and it was a 40 year old Mohave Desert Tortoise named Leo. A happy ending to Leo’s visit.
PHS Spring Holiday
Wishing all who visit an enjoyable Good Friday.
I walked by the Prescott High School yesterday and saw this horror of extreme Political Correctness. This is an actual photo, not a Photoshopped hoax. They are calling Good Friday “spring holiday”, whatever that means. That means nothing. Good Friday has meaning. A fine example of the hard left’s victory in the culture war. It hurts to realize that my taxes go to pay for this sh*t.
Another photo of the swainson’s hawk.
The swainson’s hawk pair has returned. They are building their nest in the same tree as they used for the last 4 or 5 years.
A great tailed grackle flying away from me. I like the way this photo captures the wings.
A team roping photo made to look like an old west style image (ignore the vehicle in the background).
Horse and rider photo from April 6, 2014 barrel racing event in Wickenburg, Az converted to black and white. The objective was to make it look like an old west photo (ignore the cars).