Tomorrow, March 5th, we break camp!
The crew and I have been boondocking in the Darby Well Road area near Ajo in southern Arizona for two months. It’s time to dump tanks, get propane, fill up with water, and dump trash. I’ll hitch us up in the morning, take care of those tasks, pull out onto Highway 85, and keep on going!
Bridget, Spike, and I walked the desert a lot today.
It was a delightfully warm day. I saw signs of spring all over — tiny green sprigs peeking up through the rocky ground, sprigs that soon will turn into a blanket of flowers. Patches of hairlike grass and the pink blooms of the fairy duster are other signs that spring is moving into the desert. I even found deep green moss clinging to the bank of a wash.
Moss in the desert!
Yesterday Glenda, our neighbor who also blogs (Casita Escapes), showed me where to see an organ pipe cactus with two crests. Amazingly, she found another crested organ pipe, only a stone’s throw from her and Jeff’s campsite!
The sunset was glorious.
I sat next to the Best Little Trailer with the crew at my feet. At first the light turned Black Mountain to gold. Soon after that the sky and clouds were brushed with watercolors of pale violet and pink. When the sun disappeared, the horizon glowed yellow and orange under pink, violet, and grey clouds.
This camp is tough to leave.
But it’s also tough to ignore the call of the road! I have a few destinations in mind that are north of here, but I haven’t decided yet where we will make our next home. As I’ve said before and no doubt will say many times again, I love the anticipation of a new camp! [slideshow]
Note: The colors in the photos were not enhanced in any way.