Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Tucson/Lazydays KOA
Tucson, AZ
July 21, 2015

Telluride, July 7, 2015

Today was the day I finally said, "It is waaaay too hot!" It topped 106 degrees and walking in the parking lot when we left REI took my breath away. It's hard to believe that just two weeks ago it was raining and cold when we visited Telluride. 

Usually when we travel, new places and new adventures fill our time and current posts are written. So many pictures that never make it to the blog get deleted or filed away with plans to revisit them in months/years ahead, and are never shared with you. But as you can see, I am stuck in Colorado if only in my heart...   

Afternoon walks with Sally were a real pleasure for me when we were in Montrose. We strolled along listening to and watching the birds. One in particular that was quite amusing was the Killdeer.  

Killdeer nest on the ground...often on gravel. They don't line the nest with anything and their speckled eggs look like stones. 
They are very noisy. Their voice is a "far-carrying, excited kill-deer  sound".  
They run across the ground in spurts, stopping with a jolt to check their progress or to see if they have startled any insects to snack on. 
Killdeer are plovers common to lawns with low vegetation. This species is one of the least water-associated of all shorebirds. 

Until next time...make a little noise and  



  1. 106! Yikes! I can see why you want to revisit CO if only in your photos and memories!

  2. I honestly think I'm getting used to the heat cause I can breathe when I walk outside. I also think that's a pretty sad state of affairs for both of us.

  3. Love the birds and hate the heat!

  4. Holy crapola, 106!
    The killdeer voice actually is irritating after a while :)