Sunday, December 21, 2014

Julian & Arza Borrego Desert State Park 12/21/2014

On the road again Sunday Dec. 21
To Mass at St Elizabeth of Hungry Churh in Julian, CA.  A very vibrant Mass, excellent choir and touching songs.
 At Anza Borrego Desert State park we went on a Ranger hike to learn about desert plants.  There are stories about this cholla cactus jumping at people.  The Ranger said this is not true.  But the branches an be very weak and easily break off when one walks by.  This cholla cactus is called teddy bear.
 Lo and behold a bird is building a nest among all this needles.  Hopefully to be safe from snakes.
 Interesting to learn about the ceresote bush.
 pallo verde (green stems)
 This tree was imported by the original gardeners from Africa.  Look at those thorns.
 Native California palm grow VERY tall.
We camped at beautiful Santee Lakes, Santee, CA.
When we drove in we saw a Roadtrek and talked with the gal.  After we de-winterized we visited with Brenda for over an hour.
We could hear the coyotes from the ravine across the lake.

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