Monday * November 18th 2019

Roadrunner, Weather, “SPUD” Gives Birth

That roadrunner is simply TRASHED!

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“Trashed” Roadrunner

This “recycled roadrunner” sculpture was made from scrap metal and trash from the old city dump in Las Cruces, New Mexico where it resided until the dump closed.  It now resides upon a mesa west of Las Cruces at a rest stop overlooking the city. 

Lately, Mellow Mike awarded his prize for what he considers the “best” roadrunner photo.  Las Cruces has quite a large one and it’s quite handsome at that!  😉

Doppler Dave” issued a severe weather alert…

and nothing happened.

The clouds got dark, the wind blew, and there was a promise of “golf-sized” hail.  I didn’t want Roxanne’s “SPUD” to get damaged, so I carefully guided her into my “overflowing with junk” garage.  SPUD fit, but just barely.  Roxanne had to exit SPUD in a “different manner.”  😉



A re-birthing opportunity arose…


Breathe Roxanne – Breathe!

Yes, gentle readers – I’m happy to report that Roxanne has been “rebirthed” in the lowly garage at “Casa de Cheryl.”  (OK, not really – the vehicles were so close together she had to climb out of the back hatch!)  The mother (SPUD) and the child (Roxanne) are reportedly doing well…

And how was YOUR Friday?  🙂

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42 Replies to Desert Diva to “Roadrunner, Weather, “SPUD” Gives Birth”

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  2. Gaelyn says:

    Feels like I should light up a cigar. 🙂
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  3. Cindy says:

    you two are hilarious !!:)

  4. cyndi UNITED STATES says:

    Thank goodness you were there to provide photographical evidence of this event.

  5. Kate says:

    Well THAT looked unnecessarily exciting. I’m pretty sure I’VE never tried such a thing (only of course I’d be lying)…

  6. Is that a smile or grimace on Roxanne’s face?
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  7. Jool UNITED STATES says:

    This begs all sorts of comments involving the word “hatch”.
    LOVE you and Roxi. You crack me up.

    Jool in North Texas –> wouldn’t fit in a car with 32 dogs. 🙁

  8. Judy Bell UNITED STATES says:

    Is that what you call natural childbirth??
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  9. Wheelingit UNITED STATES says:

    A whole new type of nature watching…duck ala spud?

  10. Donna K UNITED STATES says:

    All I can say Roxanne, is better you than me! Hope SPUD was able to breathe through the pain!!
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  11. Contessa CANADA says:

    What a hoot! I read this before bed last night and the dreams I had…..
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  12. Suzanne UNITED STATES says:

    Well, after seeing THAT display of flexibility, I don’t worry about Roxanne’s Spud habitation…though I DO recommend she perfects the art of breech birth, ala “feet first!”

    GREAT camera work!


  13. Jool UNITED STATES says:

    I just can’t leave this alone. Roxi’s laughter makes me giggle every time I see the photo! (Thanks, Cheryl!).
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    There’s plenty more, but I will try to resist. 🙂

  14. Nickie says:

    Dang! It looks like Roxanne is fixin’ to fall out on her noggin!

    They say Position is Everything in Life…!
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  15. First, I love the trashy roadrunner.

    Second, thanks for the entertainment…blog and comments. Fun, funny, funky.

    Third, congratulations hatchling. Gives new meaning to a “hatch”back. (Not a weback, mind you.)
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    • Desert Diva UNITED STATES says:

      Hi Susan!

      Thanks for commenting and visiting. Roxi just left for cooler environs and I’m leaving this weekend! 🙂

    • Desert Diva UNITED STATES says:

      Hi Susan!

      Thanks for commenting and visiting. Roxi just left today to explore cooler environs and I’m off on my adventures this coming weekend! 🙂