Saturday Sanity: The Antidote to the Madness (April 18, 2009) Glorious Organ Mountains; Apricots; Quail on the Wall; Sneaky Slick the Min Pin

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

It’s been a frustrating week in the garden as the winds have continued and the temperatures have dipped the last day or so.  I’ve managed to put a couple of veggies and flowers into the patio pots, only to cover them up again to protect them from the weather.

Yesterday I bought a new Belle of Georgia peach to replace the one that is languishing.  I’ll get that in the ground over the weekend.

A big surprise is that I found a little apricot growing.  One seems to be finally showing on the flower I saw…but this one never seemed to have a flower that I ever saw, so imagine my surprise to see a an actual baby apricot!!  Let’s see if anything more shows up!

Last Tuesday I took advantage of the short trip over to my chess teacher’s house and took some wonderful pictures of the Organ Mountains. These views are literally a couple of minutes from my house…I’ll share one with you now:

Organ Mountains 4/16/09 Looking Like a Painting...

Organ Mountains 4/14/09 Looking Like a Painting...

New Mexico has wonderful light, which attracts a lot of artists.  The changes in the skies and the light that changes from second to second are things which never cease to amaze me.

Closer to home, the quail are beginning to show up on my wall.  I love these guys and their plaintive calls.

A Curious Quail...

A Curious Quail...

Finally, Slick the Sneak was into all sorts of trouble yesterday.  We left the house for an appointment and when we got back we found garbage all over the floor!  This hasn’t happened in quite awhile.  It really was close to the boys’ dinnertime, so I guess Slick was the leader of the pack in search of some grub.

This picture, which I took a couple of days ago, shows the little flash of the devil in his eyes:

Sneaky Slick

Sneaky Slick

Let’s hope the winds die down next week! I have to put up the new grape trellises, plant a chocolate flower and really have to decide if I should bag the peaches. So far the squirrels haven’t shown up, which is amazing. I see the papa or mama when I look over the wall and they gobble up the lettuce and other veg scraps I toss over right away.  I suppose they’re busy with babies and as they grow, I’m sure they’ll be hunting for a lot more food…including peaches!

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13 Responses

  1. Morning all. You are so right G, that picture of the mountains looks like a painting.

    It is supposed to be 70 degrees here today so I will be out raking and getting ready for planting. By tomight I will probably hardly be able to walk. But I will be hobbling around with a smile on my face and will sleep like a baby. A baby smelling not of baby powder but Ben-Gay.:grin:

  2. Oops 😀 doesn’t seem to work here. Let’s try it this way; 😀

  3. I’m leaving now thoroughly 😳

  4. Wonderful photos GRL! I love the one of Slick – you can tell he’s up to no good!

  5. […] Saturday Sanity: The Antidote to the Madness (April 18, 2009) Glorious Organ Mountains; Apricots; Quail on the Wall; Sneaky Slick the Min Pin Jump to Comments Originally Posted at  InsightAnalytical […]

  6. Happy Saturday to all. Sunshine all over the place here. About time. The constant rain was really getting to me.

    Slick looks like he is just lying there cogitating what to get into next. I’ll bet he is a lot of fun to have around.

    Beautiful picture of the mountains. Much preferable to the ones I found in my in box this morning from No Quarter. The royalty being dragged all over the WH lawn by their new acquisition, Bo.

    What’s with that weird handshake between Obama and Chavez? Some new Brotherhood signal?

  7. only they know for sure..but it looks weird to me.

  8. Super cute picture of Slick.

  9. Is Slick an Aussie? I have two and he looks like them – those ears, those eyebrows and that muzzle. I just love his attitude.

    My male has that “don’t turn your back on me” look too. They are rowdy dogs and very independent.

  10. Beautiful pictures, esp the mountains.

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