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The weather man is fired!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Not windy they said...Yea right. I could have been Mary Poppins flying down the street today. It was pointless to take pictures outside. I was getting hit by such wind gust, the few pictures I took, were blurry. I was getting frustrated, so I told my Hubby "I need a Starbucks then lets just go find some cute houses, and I will take the pictures from the car" While we were in the drive through at Starbucks I spotted a Mockingbird right next to us on a bush. I rolled my window down, and took a picture. How nice of the bird to pose for me.


We then headed down a road, I looked up to the sky, and noticed jet trails criss crossing.


They also said it would be sunny. In some areas it wasn't.


We were driving on some dirt roads looking at homes. This was the first house I picked. Very charming, and I love the statues in the yard. Hope they show up good enough in here. I also like the Gazebo in the yard.






We drove by one house, and they had a real interesting Cactus, with pretty yellow blooms. I think it is a cane cholla Opuntia type of Cactus.




Right next door is a cute house with two pretty trees in bloom. I like the bench in the garden area.




We found a house that is real nice, but looks like it belongs in Palm Springs.




Right around the corner was a cute house with a beautiful Joshua Tree. Plus the Joshua Tree is in bloom this year. Joshua Trees don't bloom every year, so this was a double treat.






We went over to check on the Mama Hawk, and her nest. You could only see her tail today.




One of the shrubs in the area.


Moon





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  • FUTUREHOPE49
    The mocking bird is really beautiful, so are the cactus and the Joshua tree looks truly amazing. The house and gardens are "WOW"! Love the moon, wish mine came out like that. i could do with a better camera.LOL!
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    Ellen
    2903 days ago
  • HIKETOHEIGHTS
    Very nice houses!! I like the moon shot emoticon
    2905 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    I loved the mocking bird and unusual cactus! Thank you!
    2905 days ago
  • MARLINDA5
    The Mocking Bird picture was very sweet. Love the picture of the moon.

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    2906 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    Windy here too today. Great picture of the moon!
    2906 days ago
  • TX_WILDHEART
    is fighting the wind outside a fitness minute? grin!
    2907 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8030385
    Boy you have some big houses in your neighborhood. Every professional picture of the mockingbird. Glad you don't blow away.
    2907 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10172547
    I want one of those houses!!!
    2907 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Love the houses.
    Such Grandeur!!
    Amazing beauty of the gardens and I didn't even know the joshua tree actually flowered ..
    Love that mumma hawk is still on her nest . and the sky trails are lovely!!


    Thank you again for sharing ...
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    2907 days ago
  • GLORYANDME
    I love how your DH drives you around to take your photos! Great house pics by the way! You might not have enjoyed the wind, but I bet you enjoyed the Starbucks - my DH's favorite! emoticon
    2907 days ago
  • SPLASHDOG1
    I love that first house. Such character. I like the round part - is it called a turret? If it was run down though it could be a haunted house!
    2907 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    Some really nice houses! Gazebos seem to be very popular in your area! Pretty! Havn't seen a Joshua tree since a lifetime ago when I was out West. They are really cool. And I Know I never saw one in bloom! Thanks so much for this opportunity!!!
    Really nice shot of the moon!
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    P.S. Mockingbirds can be such hams, right? emoticon
    2907 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/2/2012 11:40:01 AM
  • PSMITH3841
    Ah, the Weatherman.....in what other profession can you make sooo many mistakes, and still keep your job...doesn't quite seem fair does it? emoticon
    2908 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8643915
    You just CANNOT believe the weatherman! ( I've been enjoying a Mocking bird that has been at my house.) Beautiful pictures!
    2908 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    Nice pictures even if you did have a windy day for things. Go fire that weather man!
    2908 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11545374
    Thanks for sharing your pictures again.
    2908 days ago
  • MARTHA-ANN
    It looks a lovely day despite the wind, was it cold?
    We had frost and fog yesterday but the sun eventually broke through and it ended up a nice day. We;ve frost again this morning but it's disappearing fast and looks set for another nice day.
    2908 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Yummmmm...Starbucks!!! It is too cool how you always spend your days out in nature and enjoying your camera!
    Sometimes I wonder about some of these weather people!!! Had to laugh at thinking about you flying down the road as Mary Poppins!! emoticon
    2908 days ago
  • W5VEOTX
    Starbucks made the day worth it !!
    Weatherman her said you were sending us the wind. Red Flag warnings here starting tomorrow afternoon sometime.
    2908 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    Those house are gorgeous and so is the mockingbird what a wonderful photographer you are Jean!
    2908 days ago
  • AUNTRENEE
    Love the pictures. It was really windy here yesterday. It was warm for a while and then it got cold. Stayed home and I fixed oatmeal for supper and tonight we had soup. It's going to rain tomorrow. I hope not. Wanna take the dog for more walks.
    2908 days ago
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