Tuesday, September 15, 2020


 Glad to see so many people still checking out my Tumbleweeds blog. Thanks! I have pretty much retired this blog and have been working on my other blogs. Please check out them, too. I have been posting things from where we live now in Carrollton, Kentucky at Differenttrails.blogspot.com. Once in a while I still had a short story at my blog  yuccatales.blogspot.com. And sometimes I still post at Wonderinwords.blogspot.com. 

If interested please check them out and let me know how you like them with a comment. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Retired Tumbleweeds

A big Thank You to all of you that have followed Tumbleweed Crossings for the past 15 years.
       As of today the Tumbleweed Crossing has gone into retirement. In August we sold our home in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and moved to Bedford, Kentucky. It had been in the works for about a year. The end of August we made it to my sons home and will be living there until we can find a place to buy for ourselves in this area of Kentucky. The above photo is of my pony, Traveler, in his new home.
       I do not believe a Tumbleweed would grow in Kentucky. There is lots of green grass and trees which for us is a bit strange. But I do not miss the blowing sand of New Mexico. There will be many different plants, animals and new adventures.
      I will continue to put my photos on a new blog that I have decided to call Different Trails. Please visit us at   https://differenttrails.blogspot.com/  .

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Happy 4th

                Happy  Birthday to the USA

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Desert Spring Wildflowers

One Special Flower

I really like this little desert wild flower. I just can't find a name for it. It is small, about a foot tall usually, spreading out about 2 feet. It has long thin green leaves. The tiny, about a quarter of an inch across, are white with a dark pink center and on a long, 2 inch, tube. The seed pods are actually more striking than the flowers. They look like a very fragile ruffled fabric and are pale pink in color. When dry they are more of an ivory color and will shatter when touched becoming about a dozen seeds. I have seen this flower out on the desert but could never get any seeds to grow in my yard that is mostly native landscaping. Last year my neighbor had one in her yard and we admired it. This year we both have about a dozen different plants in our yards and are thrilled that they have decided to grow here.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kentucky Country

these photos are of things I saw while traveling around the Kentucky country near where Dustin lives. I liked taking pictures of the old barns that seem to be everywhere.

this old house looked to be abandoned but there was still a satellitee dish on the front.

Another old abandoned house that looked like there should be ghosts looking out the windows

 Seemed like every property a couple of acres in size had a pond on it.

 Lots of fields that had just been plowed and were ready for planting or had tiny plants just coming up.

 Going across the bridge across the Ohio River which is the border between Kentucky and Indiana.

Madison, IN is the closest shopping for food, clothing and horse feed. This is the courthouse in Madison. The little town, about  13,000 in population, has quite a historical district with lots of older buildings, stores and homes.

We found this little waterfall right along the highway going into Madison.

Ohio River and the bridge.