Still messing about with pain medication and doctor's appointments, but we took an afternoon off while the weather was still gorgeous to visit the Leo Carrillo Ranch. I know I have posted photos of this before but here are some more shots of this beautiful place. You can never have too many of them. We stayed about 2 1/2 hours and were serenaded (?) by these:
There are about 40 or 50 of them and it is mating season!
This one settled himself down right beside our table and stayed quite a while.
Then came his majesty himself to survey his realm.
In the mean time, two of his lackeys had to beat the carpets in preparation for a wedding the next day. The one closest to the camera looked very much like Anthony Denozzo from N.C.I.S. He was quite flattered when I told him! Made a friend for life, there!
And who should we find but the white peacock keeping vigil over the feeding area. Yes, he is real.
Here are two more beautiful shots of the ranch to justify calling this an L for Leo post, (and not 'p' for peacock -- remember I am scrambling around to catch up with the ABC WEDNESDAY and I'm not very mobile yet).
The dark succulents in the front are a rich dark red almost mahogany -- beautiful rosettes with shiny leaves.
A beautifully shaped agave or yucca, (not sure which) turning two trash barrels into a point of beauty.
LEO CARRILLO, an American actor, played the part of Pancho, side-kick to the Cisco Kid, a TV series of the '50's.
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