The world will end in 2012?

Enough of this bit about the world ending. I am concerned, however, about a few things. First there was the frog in the swimming pool in the middle of the desert. He/She (gender only matters to another frog) was removed and put in the bird bath. Well, (s)he’s OK and was in the pool again. We removed him/her and put him/her in the bird bath again. He/she hopped out and was on his/her way again. He ran inside to get the camera but the frog was already on the ground and He had to leave it to herd Kaci and me inside before we knew it was there.

Then there’s this beautiful cactus we all call the Monsterosa. It is not native since one never sees one in the wild here.

Notice the two flowers. The native cacti flower in April and May so the seeds are dispersed in time for the monsoon rains that come in June through September. Why would this cactus flower in October? Is it an omen that we called it the Monsterosa and it flowers in time for Halloween?

Does anyone recognize this cactus? No, Stuart, I don’t believe you when you say you have a bunch in your back yard in Virginia.

So before I join the world-is-coming-to-an-end camp, does anyone have an explanation for baby frogs in the middle of the desert? Does anyone know why this cactus flowers in October? Maybe it is native to the Southern Hemisphere and supposed to flower in October?

They’re coming to take me away, so I need reassurance about things soon.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

25 comments on “The world will end in 2012?

  1. Hummmmmmmm, Verrrrrrrrry Interesting! Maybe a late summer

  2. Our plants are just starting to flower, when they should be going to sleep for the winter. Beautiful Cacti flowers. Something eeeerriieee going on Kyla 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Ummmm, yah NO clue whatsoever bol

    jazzi and Addi

  4. Have you had any rain?

    My peep says that here in Australia frogs sometimes hibernate for years under the ground in the desert until there is rain and then the come out… Or that frog and fish eggs can survive for years in dry river and creek beds until there is water for them to hatch…

    Not sure if things are like that where you are…

  5. Maybe you’re in for a WET winter!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Global warming ~ the seasons are changing ~ Something is happening for sure.
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. If that’s the case-prediciting a whole lot of poo in the house. I hate pooing outside when even the ground is wet and Kaci is Kaci, whatever the weather.

  8. I’m with William on the global warming but really I don’t know. I hope little froggy is ok out there in the desert. Have fun with your new friends and flower, which is spectacular.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  9. Thanks. Whatever sanity I have left is used to train Kaci which isn’t going too well. She’s a little pisser (anywhere).

  10. Mum noticed that our lilies are starting to pop back up outta the ground. They died off early in the summer cause it was too hot & dry. It’s extra weird because we’ve already had a hard freeze this fall…if you figure out the mystery, Kyla, let us know, okay?

    Edgar & his mystefied mum

  11. Hmm, can we add to the mystery? It has started to pour here in Cali but our 2 weeks prior to this has been gorgeous, high 70’s weather. Anyhoo, we noticed in the last 2 weeks one of our neighbors bulbs is sprouting buds! Nuts! Mama is wondering why her bulbs aren’t doing this.

  12. …hmmm at least your cacti didn’t smell like our carrion beast :o) the frog could be an asylum seeker from france … if the world will end 2012 they should leave us taxfree till the end of the year and the world, I think :o)

  13. Wish we could help you out Kyla but we are experiencing crazy things down here too – it snowed here a few months back and this past Saturday we had a hail storm so bad that it has caused extensive damage to our Auntie Kym’s car…it’s just madness we tell you….M.A.D.N.E.S.S!
    Wally & Sammy

  14. Our October hailstorm from last year took a year to get to you. It was so bad that the new car dealers who leave their stock outside all got together and took their damaged goods over to the University of Phoenix stadium and held a giant “hail sale” where you could pick up a new car with pimples cheaply. Luckily, the Scottiemobile was in the garage at the time. Please don’t send that storm back-kill it.

  15. Oh. My. Dawg. Well, first, uh…whatever I said about cactus in Virginia is true. Because I said so. Well, maybe I meant “yucca” – did I?

    Somewhere raining frogs mean something.

    OK. Here it is: the world is ending in December 2012. The Mayans said so. Or was it the Aztecs? No, it was the Mayans. I’m pretty sure.

    So, until then, I’m eating all the green beans and cat poo I can get my paws on and sleeping as much as I want to and doing everything else I care to do with reckless abandon. Sniglet keeps digging holes under the fence to come see me no matter how much trouble she gets into, so she knows something’s up, too.

    Oh my.

  16. Kyla
    Here in Las Vegas, we have had odd weather. Thunderstorms, hail, floods, desert wild flowers blooming every where like its spring. In the grand peeps old neighborhood, there were lots of frogs. Never saw them any in any other part of town. Maybe yours is a pond escapee?

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