Tripping the Light Not So Fantastic
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Its still over a 100 degrees during the day, but in the very early morning hours it is just starting to cool off and make our walks more enjoyable. This morning a soft cool breeze was blowing. We noticed a thick line of clouds over the Santa Rita mountains which were occasionally back lit by brilliant flashes of lightning. We were enjoying the light show until I tripped in a pot hole and landed on my knee and hand. Cussing like a sailor, I got back up with my husband's help, retrieved my flashlight and hobbled on down the road to finish our walk. That's what I got for sight seeing in the dark. My knee and palm are bruised, but other than that, I'm fine.
This morning there were very few people out walking, but we did get to see a desert tortoise who had managed to climb a very steep bank and make it on to the side walk and was heading towards the road. He was a little bigger than my hand. We stopped, I picked him up carefully and carried him down the hill and placed him by some weeds. I hope he heads off to the desert and not back to the road.