August 21, 2017

An Arizona Summer

The birds need oven mitts just to sit on a wire. The trees are whistling for the dogs for a little relief. The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance from store. Hot water now comes out of both taps. Ranchers are feeding chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs. You can make sun tea instantly, in the shade. You learn that a seat belt buckle makes for a pretty good branding iron. Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, “What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and…

Beat the Heat . . .

With record highs seeming to become the norm in Arizona, critters across the state are forced to find creative ways to cool off. Along with the rising temperatures, drought conditions are causing the water levels in Arizona creeks, rivers, lakes and ponds to shrink, resulting in less water sources for wildlife to seek refuge. Fortunately and unfortunately, human impact, due to population sprawl has influenced the behavior of the animal kingdom surrounding them. The fortune in the case for this exhausted squirrel was a bowl of iced water left for someone’s pet.   Related posts: Feeling Just A Little Squirrely……