Red Things and Round Balls

24 Apr

Bongo and a bush with red flowersI was walking along my trails today and I noticed that things had changed. Yesterday in this spot there were a bunch of green leaves here.

Today, those green leaves have red things poking out all over. I sniffed around trying to figure out where those red things were coming from, but I couldn’t figure it out. I guess I’d better put on my detective hat.




Manzanita bush with berries

While I was still pondering all those red things I found these little round balls all over the Manzanita bushes. These are the same bushes that had flowers on them in January. Where have all the flowers gone? I’m not sure but I think those little round balls took them away.

Flowers hanging on juniper tree

Detective Dog is getting really flustered now. Red things and round balls. What next? I walked on a little way and almost stopped in my tracks. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, right on my trails. Juniper trees don’t have flowers, but this one had flowers hanging all through it. I’m not sure if I can get to the bottom of this one. I might have to climb that tree to do it. Maybe if I’m really nice to Scratchy he’ll climb it for me.

Symphony of Daisies

I was about ready to give up and go home. Too many mysteries for me. Then I saw it. A symphony of daisies with a globe mallow conductor. Maybe they can sooth my troubled brain to sleep with their music.


Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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31 responses to “Red Things and Round Balls

  1. Shary Hover

    April 24, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I love spring and the wildflowers that come with it. What a delightful walk you had!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Shary, we love it too. It’s a special treat to see new flowers and things appear.

  2. puzzle

    April 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Lovely, especially the “Hanging Gardens”.

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks Puzzle. It was a real treat to see those hanging gardens.

  3. Viciously Sweet

    April 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I think you have a future in being a horticulturist!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      I’m not sure about that big word Viciously Sweet, but I think I like it. I’ll have to ask my person what it means.

  4. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Springtime is blowing your mind, Bongo.

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Genevieve and Cupcake, maybe that’s why we haven’t had as much wind as usual this spring. My mind is being blown instead.

  5. Patricia

    April 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    You are so lucky to have a trail that is ever-changing. Always something new and often it’s a beautiful new thing. Thanks for the pictures.

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

      Patricia, glad you enjoyed the pictures. My trails really are pretty special.

  6. colliesofthemeadow

    April 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful!!! Trevor says you should water them all! LOL…

    In mirth!
    the collies and chuck 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      Collies and Chuck, I’ll get right on that watering thing. Too bad Trevor can’t come out and help me.

  7. Zen and Genki

    April 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    How do you take pictures with paws?
    …I kid, I kid….enjoyed this immensely, thank you!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      Anne, I guess I would have some trouble with that camera, but since my person insists on always coming on my trails with me I put her to work.

  8. Flo

    April 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I love the way you look at the world!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks Flo. Life is so much more interesting when you use your imagination.

  9. Bassetmomma

    April 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Goodness you sure do have a lot of mysterious plants on your trail Bongo. How exciting to see all the different changes everyday!

    • Bongo

      April 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Bassetmomma, people think in Arizona all we have is sand and cactus, but my trails have lots of things – and a little sand and cactus too.

  10. marina kanavaki

    April 25, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Oh, Bongo you have the heart of a poet!

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Marina.

  11. angelswhisper2011

    April 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Everything is in bloom, Bongo, and it’s beautiful. I like the tree, it’s very impressive. Did the symphony of daisies work on your troubled mind? – you’re so funny, Bongo, at least you bring me in balance 😀

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Angels Whisper. I’m still trying to get those daisies to play some music though. I think they’re a silent symphony.

  12. eripanwkevin

    April 25, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I love to see blooming plants! Because it seems to telling us that they are living!Those daisies are so lovely! 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

      Those daisies are lovely aren’t they Kevin. I’m still waiting for the cactus to bloom. I’ll definitely get my person to take pictures of those.

  13. Home

    April 25, 2012 at 7:52 am

    You live in a truly awesome place Bongo – and the ‘desert flowering’ is just one more part of the awesomeness. Enjoy! I love the cherry blossom at my home, short lived but awesome just the same. Your trails are never boring!

    • Bongo

      April 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Susan, the wildflowers in the desert are truly beautiful. Not that they aren’t everywhere, but I think that splash of color is extra special in the desert.

  14. heyitsjethere

    April 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here. Wow, we never see plants or terrain like your precious trails. Thanks for sharing their mysteries… I trust that you will detect and get to the bottom of those mysteries.

    • Bongo

      April 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Jet, I keep looking for more clues to solve my mysteries every time I go out on my trails. I especially look for clues with interesting smells.

      • heyitsjethere

        April 27, 2012 at 11:01 am

        Hey Bongo, those are the very best kind!

  15. Sunshine

    May 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    At least the flowers are coming up nicely Bongo…keep up the good detective work! 🙂

    • Bongo

      May 1, 2012 at 10:54 pm

      Sunshine, I’m having trouble keeping up as Detective Dog. More strange things are coming up now.


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