Sunday, August 23, 2009
High and Dry
It's been very dry up here. Usually August is Monsoon month, with daily afternoon soaker storms, but they haven't happened yet, and September's coming fast. The landscape now is crunchy to walk through, golden and purple, and we've seen very little wildlife about. But we hear the coyotes at night, and that's nice.
Now it's starting to look as if rain may be on the way, but two days of big clouds have produced nothing.
We walked to this strange ranch today. Having just read quite a few mystery novels, I was spooked by the place. There's an abandoned Range Rover in the hay barn behind, no cattle around at all, and an air strip that looked recently used. Hmm... We decided not to look in the back seat of the Range Rover.
A lot of heavily geared abandoned farm machinery that we couldn't make sense of.