Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Wild White Iris
Title sounds like the name of a burlesque queen of long ago.
We took a hike up the hill before our endurance shopping competition. Today we heard the elks but didn't see them. As we sat in the Lightning Lounge and enjoyed peaches, I noticed some flowers across the field that looked unusual. I wandered over. They were wild white irises. I didn't know they existed. I was so thrilled.
Sorry the photo is so nowhere, (cel phone) but I took nice ones with the real camera, and ordered some card reading device which will allow me to post decent photos again.
As for the endurance shopping competition, after lunch at True Grit in Ridgway, (a John Wayne theme restaurant which was looking much grittier than ever before) we drove to Montrose and went to:
Beasleys (going out of business)
Miz Kitty's Emporium
Fish and Reptiles (name may be off)
I never did get the camera cable, but we got the printer ink. Couldn't get the sunscreen we wanted, got the sticky transparent fly strips, got a hamper, got dog food, got crickets and advice on Pixie, got a frozen turkey and all that goes with it.
The best part of the trip was this-- in the Target parking lot Jon spotted a really weird looking pair of birds.
I jumped out of the car to take their picture-- this one's from google, as mine is still in the camera.
They were a pair of chukars, wandering around a Target parking lot. The store is less than a year old, and my guess is that it was built on their breeding ground, and nothing's going to stop them. They're a non-native species introduced quite a long time ago. I'd never seen one before. My picture is better than this one.