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January 08, 2022

Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Outdoor Adventure Thread, January 8

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Here's a Red-tailed Hawk I got a snap of a few weeks ago. It was probably looking for breakfast, and was none too pleased by me being there. Lizabth

It does look kind of annoyed. Has anyone else had some outdoor adventures recently?

Winter Scenes and Destinations

This mountain can be kind of treacherous for hiking in winter. There are the foothills, though. And it's nice to look at.

Ben Lomond Mountain, North Ogden Utah, New Years Day:

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Winter seems like a good time to hike here: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. A Visitor Center provides exhibits on the geology, ecology, prehistory and history of the park and nearby region. The park also hosts an Annual Atlatl Competition in which participants test their skills with replicas of ancient spears.


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Bighorn Sheep

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Fire Wave

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Southern California has some snow, at least near some of the mountains. They need the moisture.

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The photo above was taken in or near the City of Yucaipa, which is 10 miles east of San Bernardino. The traditional home of the Serrano Indian Tribe. They have some parks and trails there. Those are oranges in the foreground below:

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Here in Central California, the navel oranges are smaller than usual this year because of water restrictions, but sweet.

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Health benefits

Got any interesting citrus in your market or yard?

Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Night of a Thousand Candles is over for this year. But there's next year.

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Weather and the Power of Nature

From a friend in Colorado:

Heavy snowfall helped put it out.

It's hard for me to imagine a fire this big in winter, but there were high winds.


Moar wildlife

From MkY:

No garden pics, but these are what's on my mind since it's sausage making time!

We are growing lettuce in the basement under grow lights. Will send pics when they come upstairs.

The first is a pic of a deer I've seen once each year since 2020. Because it's all archery here in the City limits, he's still a ghost.

Second will be interesting to see as he matures.

3rd is a toss-up as to whether it's genetics, or from an injury.


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Good luck with the sausages, MkY!

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