Dead Skunk

Skunk Wrap

Here is one of my favorite second hand clothing store finds – a genuine vintage fur neck piece. What the fur actually is, I don’t know, but it sure looks like skunk to me.

It makes me think of this childhood ditty we used to chant:

Dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Didn’t look to the left…

Didn’t look to the right.

Now he’s a dead skunk in the middle of the road.

Singer Songwriter Loudon Wainwright III wrote a novelty song called “Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road” in 1972 that uses similar words. This is making me mistrust my memory of the ditty as a childhood thing. I clearly remember chanting the words around a campfire with a bunch of my college Outing Club friends about the same time. I also found a reference to The Beatles riffing on the song. Ah, memories!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Scenes From The Desert

Arizona Dreamin’

Who knew? June is actually the hottest month there! Landed in Phoenix airport at 9:30 at night – 104°. Yikes! Flagstaff was a tad cooler.  At least it cooled down at night in the mountains.

Hot Seat

The Hot Seat

Prickly Pears in the Works

Prickly Pears in the Works

Sedona Red Rock

Sedona Red Rock

Arizona 1

Wonderful Cactus

Big Hole in the Ground!

Big Hole in the Ground!

Luna Moth at the Butterfly Habitat in Pheonix

Luna Moth at the Butterfly Habitat in Phoenix

Toehold in the Red Rock

Toehold in the Red Rock

Downtown Sedona

Downtown Sedona

Terrain at the Grand Canyon

Terrain at the Grand Canyon

Red Rock Up Close

Red Rock Up Close

Feeding Time for the Butterflies

Feeding Time for the Butterflies

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Bell Rock - Home of the Vortex

Bell Rock – Home of the Vortex

Gnarly Tree at the Canyon

Gnarly Tree at the Canyon

Flagstaff Neon

Flagstaff Neon. I love that they sell chop suey!

More Pricklers!

More Pricklers!

The Road to Sedona

The Road to Sedona

Arizona 9

Koi at the Butterfly Haven. At least someone was cool!