April showers (March edition)

‘Twas a fine soft day at El Rancho Pendejo.

Boy, can I pick a day for a birthday ride or what?

Yesterday, three hours of cycling in spring kit; today, 40 minutes of trail running in tights, long-sleeved polypro, rain jacket, tuque and woolen glove liners.

But hey, I’m not complaining. This is the upper Chihuahuan Desert and we’ll take all the aqua fria we can get and then some.

Plus I got to watch the neighbors’ 2-year-old splashing happily in the puddles, and heard the first hummingbird of 2017 while walking The Boo. It’s all good.


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6 Responses to “April showers (March edition)”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Rain just turning to snow here in the Bibleburg area…..and in the Black Forest we should get 7-11 inches of the heavy, wet white stuff. That said, we need it and more here too, PO’G.

    More expected this Friday PM / Saturday AM. As you say, it’s all good.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Man, I saw some boiling clouds over the Sandias this morning that put Stevie Spielberg to shame. Never have a bloody camera with you when you need one.

      We’re supposed to be windy, partly cloudy, and cool. Nice rain yesterday, though.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Hard rain this morning around 0500. Unexpected and not predicted, but nice. Should help with the upcoming fire season, and it cancelled the red flag warning that was in effect for today from 0700 until 2300.

  3. Carl Duellman Says:

    i saw a few hummingbirds a month or so ago hovering around red flowers on the veranda. living on the gulf we get lots of migratory birds and insects. i saw a swallowtail kite the other day and our yard is filthy with butterflies. the mosquitoes should be migrating through soon.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      The Annas hummingbirds hang around here all winter. The other species move up from the South in the spring. We had a Black Chinned male on the feeders yesterday. No mosquitos to speak of here (Sierra Vista) except during the monsoon by the river or ponds. I do not miss them at all.

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