We have been here in Tucson for a week now and have been so busy with appointments. Joe has had blood work and a visit to the Oncologist. All looks good and his CT is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. Sure will be glad to get that over with. We both had a visit to the dermatologist. Joe had 3 biopsies done and we are waiting the results. It seems chemo does a great job breaking down the immune system and consequently leaves nothing to fight off those bad cells that cause skin cancer. We also both saw the eye doctor and have new glasses to pick up next week. Yippee!
The weather hasn't been too bad. Monsoon season has started and just about everyday we have thunder and lightening either close by or off in the distance.
Wrecks has had an upset tummy. He threw up for 2 days so on the 3rd day we made a trip to Ajo Vet Clinic. He had x-rays done and thank goodness there were no masses or obstructions. Blood work should be in by next Wed. He is much better and holding down a bland diet of chicken and white rice.
I haven't had the camera out so the pictures in today's post are left over from Montrose. The wildflowers peak about now so we missed that beautiful explosion of color. We did enjoy some scattered spots of splendor...
|American Bistort Flower|
|Blue Columbine...declared the Colorado state flower in 1899.|
|Some say the blue represents the Colorado skies, the yellow center represents gold ore and the white, the snow-capped mountains...what a beauty!|
|Blooms on a monument plant...|
|Rosy Paintbrush...all the "paintbrush" flowers are in the|
|Purple Fringe Flower|
|Moss Campion...each plant may live over 100 years and can become a "nursery" plant for other alpine species providing shelter, moisture, and soil for seeds to germinate and grow.|
|Mountain Blue Violet|
|Blue Flax...each five-petaled flower blooms for one day and then sheds its petals. A single plant will bloom for several weeks and then develop dozens of tiny bowl-shaped pods full of seeds to be scattered in the wind.|
Well, until next time...