China was just sitting in the door of the bedroom looking at me. I was cleaning the kitchen and loading the dishwasher, and every time I turned around, there she was! I finally figured out that she was telling me "Time for bed, Mom!! Hello, Mom?? I'm ready for bed!!" What's funny, though, is how she is sitting over to the side rather than in the center of the doorway so she can watch me without losing sight of me!! She stayed there for several minutes.
I stuck my head in the bedroom, and here was Ali.....
Yep, he was already on the bed, ready to sleep! You see, I have doggie-steps that allow them to get onto the cedar chest and then onto the bed. Ali has figured it out, but China doesn't like to go to bed before I give them the good-night treat and lift her onto the bed! So I gave them treats, and China said, "OK, now I'm ready!"
Yesterday I went to the post office in Nogal. On the hill overlooking the village I noticed what a beautiful view it was, so I stopped and took a couple shots. This is facing North. The Village is right in the center beyond the shadow of the cloud. Beyond the Village is a stretch of desert and then the Carizzo mountains. Isn't it amazing how quickly the terrain goes from mountains (where I'm standing) to desert, and back to mountains? To the left the desert stretches through a valley before reaching another mountain range.
Here is a closer view of the Village, the desert and the mountains.
On the way home, I couldn't resist a shot of Nogal Peak. This shot is to the West of the highway.
And there were some clouds in the South that took my breath away.
A closer shot of the clouds.....
To the Southwest, a cloud hovered over Sierra Blanca, Independence Day style.
And to the Northeast, was a beautiful bank of clouds....
It was a trip worth the time in many ways!!
Life is beautiful!!!
And so are the skies around me!!