Thursday, March 30, 2017

Desert Trail Column, April 30, 2017

Brownie Mary
The special meeting that was held on March 25 was very interesting and informative, especially for seniors. Lanny Swerdlow, R.N. explained uses, legalities and interesting facts about marijuana. There was a good turnout for the meeting, and many questions were answered. We thank Lanny for his well-prepared presentation.

 Wonder Valley’s Glass Outhouse Art Gallery welcomes everyone to an Artists Reception on Saturday evening, April 1 from 5 to 9. This month’s featured artists will be Marjorie Franklin and Anne Chevrefis, and their show will run through April 30. Come meet the artists, enjoy the refreshments and listen to the good old homespun music performed by Bill and Bob, all under the stars. The Glass Outhouse is located at 77575 Twentynine Palms Highway at Thunder Road, east of Twentynine Palms. For further information call Laurel Seidl at 760-367-3807.

Darlene’s Commentary: Spring has sprung, and I’ve never seen so many desert lilies in our valley! In the last four or five years, the ground was so parched due to lack of rain, and the few lily plants that did come up had only one or two blooms. Today, just along my road, I counted at least 15 lily plants with six or more blooms! My small beaver tail cactus is now sporting beautiful purple flowers and many buds. And my encelia bush is a bright yellow beacon in our desert landscape. Thank you, Mother Nature!

Karen’s Commentary: Thanks to Marie Heddaeus for all the stamps, and to Annie French for lots of coupons, cards and stamps. I discovered a Five-Spot bloom in our backyard yesterday! Five-Spots are few and far between, and I’ve never seen one in our yard in the 35+ years we’ve lived here. There are blooming desert lilies all along Blower Road on both sides. This is also a first. But a couple days ago when we drove to an area off Poleline that is always loaded with wildflowers in any good year, there were very few! Crazy.

The Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, holds regular church services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Bible Studies are held on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., and on Mondays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. On the second Sunday of each month there is a potluck held after the regular church service. For further information, call Pastor Garry Brooks at 760-367-0279.

Handy Hint: Drop two Efferdent tablets in your toilet, let sit for 15 minutes, then brush and flush!

Thought for Today: “Keep the other person’s well-being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on.”
 – Betty White

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.