Tuesday, January 13
In the last episode of RVSue and her canine crew, Bridget and I arrive at our desert destination under a rapidly changing sky of thick clouds. Due to rain and darkness, I park the Best Little Trailer in the first good campsite I discover.
The rain stops and sunshine breaks through the clouds. Bridget and I find a better campsite and I move the BLT into it!
The first day in a new location is fun. Clear sky and sunny today. Bridget and I explore the area around our camp.
The Sonoran Desert is home to a variety of plants. In addition to creosote, cholla, brittlebush, and saguaros, we find several organ pipes.
I do know the yellow-green bushes below are creosote. The grey, smaller bushes are ratanay.
Within an hour of setting up this camp, we receive a special welcome.
I sit in the lounger and a bird flies around the BLT and hovers over us. Its fan of wing is yellow on the underside, a small image, spectacular in its own way.
Twice a bird I haven’t identified flies inside the BLT as if to remind me there’s a wonderful world to be enjoyed outside of this computer. A gila woodpecker clings to the frame of the back window, his underside inches from my face! Very tiny grey birds hop among the branches of the creosote around our campsite. A raven cruises overhead.
As I type this, shadows of small birds flash across the curtains and disappear, like the moments of our lives, precious and fleeting.
Our walks are longer than these photos suggest. We discover a wash running about thirty feet from the back side of our campsite. Those photos are for another time.
Here’s a photo of our camp taken shortly before sunset.
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