Small August Desert Things
Black Widow vs. Long Horned Beetle. These beetles are about 2” long, flying, can dent a car, and nasty. They are invasive and eat the roots of trees. So the spiders are doing us a favor but at the same time having giant widows around the house is not optimal.
New growth in mid August! This summer hasn’t been as hot as last, so far.
New seating area looking north. Good for sunset watching. Olive tree is getting a soaking.
1/7/2020 08:22:21 am
Anna.....you have an Olive Tree?!!!! Is it an older one?
1/7/2020 08:27:58 am
Yes! We have two mature olive trees. The original owner was proud of them that we are pruning and watering as they recover from our initial three months without water. Olives do so well in the Morongo Basin we bought another one for our patio It will stay in a pot for now.
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Anna does most of the writing. Ted does most of the photos. But sometimes we switch. We are repairing a distressed property in 29 Palms, California, and eventually hope to run an artist residency there.