So many interesting things here in the desert – Thursday thoughts with Torrey
The more wandering we do here in the desert, the more unusual things we see. Look at this nest snuggled into a cholla cactus. Someone has to be super careful going home to this place. The nest was really long too, so whatever critter this is for, was really protected.
This is an ironwood tree. They grow pretty good sized and provide shade and shelter for so many desert animals. But the wood is just awesome and gnarly looking.
Mom found these rocks on our walk the other day. The crystals are so pretty. This one was hollow inside and looks kind of like a mouth full of teeth.
Now this is very interesting. These tracks on the ground are from tanks. During WW 2 General Patton brought troops here to practice in their tanks. These tracks are still here after 70 years!! Amazing.
It’s quite common to find 50 caliber bullets and shells from back then too. Just down the road from us there is a place where rocks are placed to spell out Quartzsite with an arrow pointing to town. The airplanes used this as a marker to find their way.
We put up a hummingbird feeder. We don’t know if there are multiple birds coming one at a time, or one bird eating way too much. It’s hard to get a good photo of them though. They are fast little hummers.
Have an awesome Thursday everyone!!