Thursday, April 17, 2014

Loading the Wagons and More Cactus

The plan for this morning had been to get up and go ride.  As is sometimes the case, the spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak.  Too hot!  We ended up fast walking in the park for an hour.  I took pictures, as well.
These are balloons that blew in from elsewhere.  They're pretty high up in the tree.  They're actually kind of cheerful.

The cactus bloom continues.


For those whose cactus don't bloom, there are always silk flowers which can be pinned on.

Many of the saguaros in the park are blooming.  They're getting a lot of attention from the birds and the bees.  Although wikipedia says their primary pollinators are bats.

Since I can not get a good angle on these flowers, I stole a picture from the web, so you can see what they look like.  They have a pretty blossom.

After walking there was loading of the wagons.  There is a possibility of rain (!) tomorrow for the first time in months.  Given that, we decided to put the mountain bikes in the truck bed, rather than on the bike rack.  Notes to self:  The bike order left to right is boy boy girl girl.  My road bike must be released from the fork block and leaned to the right in order to get my mountain bike in.  Jim's seat must be lowered in order to get his mountain bike in.

Additionally there was taking the Christmas tree lights off the palm tree, putting the grill away, washing some of the outside chairs and stuffing things into the basement.  It took about 3 hours to get it all done.  I'm glad we did it today instead of waiting.  I still have an appointment with the ENT to get through and a final trip to Costco and Wally World tomorrow.
I found this picture on the web.  Isn't this cool?  It's the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  It's in Winnipeg.   The architecture is very striking.


  1. Okay, that's one bonus for staying in Tucson until it gets hot: Blooms! I don't think I could survive in a hot climate for long....

    Yeah, I like that building too!

  2. Beautiful cactus flowers. Scientifically strong loading of the bikes & yes, Very cool building.

  3. Wow, that bike-loading photo looks familiar! Barry built a plywood thing for ours in the back of our CR-V as well. There are two different loading configuration (tight and loose). Tight requires taking more pieces of the bikes off (pedals, etc) but gives us more room for other stuff. Loose is more like what you have, since you have a larger vehicle. We too are traveling with two roadies and two MTBs. Love the beautiful is that?

  4. Looks like you'll have to bring a ladder out there to see those blooms! ;) I'm looking forward to seeing them someday, but I'll settle for enjoying yours for now.