Colors of a lazy day

Sunday, November 6

p1140933View from Poverty Flats camp, Overton, Nevada

Another beautiful day in southeastern Nevada!

Reggie gobbles up his breakfast of shredded chicken.  I finish my coffee.

“Instead of walking on this rocky ground, how ’bout we find you some green grass!”

Our camp on the mesa is peaceful, serene, private, and has spectacular views.  However, the ground is embedded with small rocks.  Reggie doesn’t seem to mind walking on the rough surface, but I’m sure he’d appreciate something softer under his paws.

On the way out of Poverty Flats we pass the cluster of RVs near the main road.

p1140911At 7:30 on a Sunday morning the streets of Overton are practically empty.

I turn at the sign for Overton Park.

“You’re gonna’ love this, Reg,” I promise, as I hook him to his tether and lift him out of the Perfect Tow Vehicle.

He immediately runs from cottonwood tree to cottonwood tree, making his mark and back-kicking.

Reggie Man has arrived!


Before I take Reggie over to the expanse of green grass, we walk along the fence.  I want to photography the oleander blossoms . . .

p1140917. . . as well as the pomegranates.   Birds flit noisily among the branches, out of view.  I get the message:  These pomegranates have been claimed!

p1140916“Okay, let’s go over where you can run around.  Gee, no one is here but us . . .  Go, Reggie, go!”

p1140926This is just what the little guy needs.  Kinda’ wish there were some other dogs here though.

p1140929When Reggie looks like he’s had enough and would like a drink, we return to the PTV.  Before leaving town, we stop at Lin’s Grocery where I buy a few salad fixin’s and a container of orange juice.

We stay at camp for the rest of the day.

p1140952-001Reggie has things he has to do, like harass Armadillo.

p1140947And I have things that I have to do, like watch the clouds.




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p1050638Fun on an Oregon beach, June 2015



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88 Responses to Colors of a lazy day

  1. Virginia620 (AL) says:


    • rvsueandcrew says:


    • Virginia620 (AL) says:

      Thanks for another great post. 😊

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        You’re welcome!

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Virginia wrote this in comments under the previous post. I put it here in case you’re interested in info on awnings:

        “We have an electric awning that I love. It’s push a button to go out or come in. Some will close automatically if wind or rain. Ours doesn’t do that. I find I can’t tilt my awning either, which we liked the ability to do that with the manual awning.”

        • rvsueandcrew says:

          MelindaK also shared about awnings under the previous post. Thank you, Melinda!

          Readers… From now on, please make your comments under the most recent post so that they will be seen.

  2. Teri Live Oak Fl says:

    Reggie is such a busy boy😀

  3. Mary (CO) says:

    Is it time for Reggie man to get a playmate?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Mary is also in SECOND PLACE!

      I’m considering it…. but please, everyone, no suggestions on a dog to adopt…

  4. Lori S says:

    Look at Reg-man loving that grass. What a beautiful day for you. Good to see you and Reggie got all your chores done at home. 😉

    For others of us, tomorrow is another Monday. Only 29 left for me!

  5. Marilu in Rome says:

    Hi Sue,
    Am I number two?

  6. DianeJ says:

    Top 10?

  7. Geri says:

    Top 10? OH MY! The clouds were so nice! We had some very weird clouds the other day… looked like fluffy feathers complete with the spine down the middle!
    Reggie has got his kick back down to a fine science! He is such a riot! So nice of you Sue to take him to some soft green grass! Give that cutie an extra sweet hug from us ok? Good night, sleep tight and sweet dreams………. yawn….. dang I hate this time change!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Geri!

      Time change? What time change? Ha! Not something that affects us! Get up with the sun, go to sleep when tired. 🙂

      • AZ Jim says:

        Here in Arizona we don’t do time change. When we lived elsewhere I used to hate running around changing clocks and watches.

  8. Dawn in Asheville says:

    Ah, just watch the clouds….! That made me take a deep breath 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dawn! 🙂

    • Rover Ronda (WA) says:

      I love to watch clouds too. All kinds. It’s fun to see recognizable shapes form, fascinating to see dark ones change color, and relaxing to watch wispy ones float by. Although here I don’t have the immense sky you’re enjoying at Poverty Flats. Your pictures are impressive. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Marilu in Rome says:

    Good grief, while I replied three Blogorinos slipped in there! We were in your neighborhood last spring. While traveling through Overton looking for a laundry my hubby, who is usually very careful about his speed, got his only ticket in decades. It turns out that the speed limit changes several times on the main boulevard. We were sightseeing and missed the sign that dropped it. Be careful!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Thanks, I’ll be careful. It is tricky…. Way before one “feels” like in town the speed limit drops to 25 mph.

  10. Linda Rose, Muffin, Murphy, Molly & Midgy in Carmichael, CA says:

    Wow this is late in the day for you to be posting. I bet Reggie had a ball racing around in the grass. I know that when we’ve been on a long trip with just walks its a joy for all when we find a grassy place where my crew can run free. It’s a tough life when your job for the day is watching clouds, huh?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Linda Rose…

      I like to write posts first thing in the morning. If I don’t get it done then, I have to wait until dark in order to edit the photos. For some reason I haven’t figured out, the words won’t come in the afternoon….

      Yeah, tough life here. I was a total sloth today.

  11. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    Great photos, Sue. I have to go back to read but this is the closest I’ve been in quite a while.

  12. Dawn in MI says:

    Oh man…love that sky! And of course Reggie.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Dawn,

      This is a place where one doesn’t ignore the sky. Those clouds moved in quickly…

  13. Barbara (Nashville) says:

    I especially loved the photo of Reggie running around the grass. I have sat outside with Angel the last few days as it has been absolutely beautiful here. I put her on the tether and let her roam the yard. She was having fun chasing the chipmunks around today. Sometime she just lays out there in the sun. We do still have to go on our walks though, she loves that.
    I think this is the first time I have seen a pomegranate unpicked, and the oleander is beautiful. I was just reading an article on Yahoo about the Hunt Family buying up BLM land in Utah, this is the link ( Quite scary about public lands going in this way, allegedly to improve education. BS.
    Need to finish here. Have a great week.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Barbara,

      I’m glad you are enjoying weather that allows you and Angel to be out in your yard. Funny you mention seeing pomegranates on a tree for the first time — I was thinking the same thing when I took that picture. I may have seen a pomegranate tree but didn’t know that’s what it was…

      This weekend was the Clark County Pomegranate Art Festival. I almost went but the projected attendance of 8,000-10,000 people turned me away from that plan…

    • Barbara from Camano Island says:

      That’s down right scary.

  14. Pat from Mich. says:

    When you find the right crew member, you will know. Just like with Reggie.

  15. Linda-NC says:

    Pretty peaceful clouds -how pretty. And Zoomer never stops – I bet it is from zero to 20mph in 5 seconds. I want to borrow some that energy. That looks like a pretty area to visit someday. Have a peaceful quiet evening and as usual I enjoyed your post.

  16. Cinandjules (da zone) says:

    Ah….the life you both live!

    Backhoe Reg man! Boy he’s quite limber!

    Went to Costco today…saw the rotisserie chickens and thought of you! Have a great evening!

    Annie Oakley’s favoritest person in the world is on his way out to spend winter in Parump NV. He’s staying here for awhile! We haven’t told her cuz she’ll lose her mind! We have to spell his name cuz she’ll start looking for him if we don’t! The cats will be happy too! Oh good maybe we’ll get to sleep in another position other than a question mark for a change! Yay!

    Have a great evening!

  17. DesertGinger says:

    I like your description of you and Reggie having things you ‘have to do’, like watch the clouds. That’s a lovely way of thinking about it, rather than calling it ‘wasting time’ as many people do. How is choosing to rest, relax, enjoy the day…a waste of time? It’s not.

    I am in the final stages of getting myself ready to go, and I just found out I am assigned to a special election story, so I will be working on that tomorrow. And hopefully I will squeeze in a couple of hours to go over and man the phones for the election. These are busy times for me.

    And our weather has been fabulous! Oh my god it is perfect. Days in the 70s and 80s, nights in the 40s and 50s. Heaven. If only it was like this year round.

    So, just checking in. Carry on!

  18. Rover Ronda (WA) says:

    Yay!🐾”Go, Reggie, go!” Looks like a grand time!

  19. vickie carter says:

    Thanks for another great post.

  20. Wow. Tho I think that every time I read one of your posts, Sue. 🙂 Ah yes, the importance of watching the clouds .. or watching a river run .. or watching the tide rise and fall. It’s the rhythm of the earth.

  21. Marcia GB in MA says:

    The sky is really beautiful. I’ve never seen pomegranates in the wild before. I’m sure they’re a special treat for the birds!

  22. Marilyn in Dania Beach says:

    I tried to see Reggie’s tether on the Oregon beach and couldn’t. Was that the time he ran off on you?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Marilyn,

      The crew and I played on that beach two different days. The first day I let Reggie off his tether and he ran up and down the beach and in circles around Bridget and me. The second day I also let him off his tether. It was later in the morning and people showed up. Reggie followed a couple who were going to the parking lot above the beach and he wouldn’t come when called. Fortunately the couple noticed and stopped walking so I could get Reggie.

  23. Renee Galligher - Idaho says:

    I enjoyed this episode of RVSueandCrew! That Reggie is a crew by himself with all he gusto for life he has. He sure puts a lot of force into his back kicking! I think I know how you may be feeling, Sue, about another dog. We lost our little Missy three years ago, and even though we have two and would’ve adopted another to keep our little “family of kids” to three, I have not done that this time. It was hard to lose her and we’re still feeling it. Our Mica and Maggie give us plenty of companionship.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Renee… I’m pleased you liked this post. I understand about not adopting another dog after Missy passed. Some folks can do that right away. Like you, I need time to pass.

  24. kgdan from Wapato, WA says:

    Funny, I am reading your words through completely different eyes of late. Your photos soothe the soul and spark hope for future travel.

  25. Few things are more wonderful than seeing our furkids on a new stretch of open grass!! Loving those wide open spaces at your desert camp. You and Reggie have very important things to do – good job :-))))

  26. AZ Jim says:

    Missy, the care little Reggie gets with you sure shows. He is a little fireball. I am with you on the importance of cloud study. This is something I do and never feel guilty about the time dedicated to it. Weather here is the first sign we’ll soon see snow state’s license plates all over Arizona. You and Reg make me happy just keepin up with you here!

    • Cinandjules (da zone) says:

      Hah! I’ve noticed that too! Then again…why is it people kind of glare at you…we still have our NY plates attached! Once we switch…we will blend right in!

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      And you make me happy, Jim, every time you post and every time you call me Missy. 🙂

      Yeah, I see the snowbirds come into Poverty Flats, stay a night or two, and then continue further south. In addition to the snowbirds I see Canada geese and other birds lift off from Overton WMA and fly south in V formation.

  27. Question for you Sue, how long did it take for you to slow yourself down,? I find I’m either full out or doing nothing. I really need to find some balance. By the way I loved camping on the beach at Lone Rock. We’re home now after 27 days on the road. I really need to make the next trip out less travel and more in one location. What I need are some ideas on a place to go where I have enough fodder for my camera. Thinking about heading south in January. Is there a location you would suggest?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Edie,

      Your question: How long did it take for you to slow yourself down? I’m not sure if you mean slow myself down daily or slow down my travels through the year. I slowed down daily immediately upon retirement.

      As for travels, the first full year — 2012 — I pushed more because I wanted to make a big arc across the western states, including the Olympic peninsula, before returning to southern Arizona. After that year I slowed down some. 2016 is probably our “slowest” year. Grieving for Spike and Bridget influenced my pace this year and in 2014..

      One way to slow yourself down is to avoid destination travel (no hafta-see checklist!). Instead, have a general area in mind, and then mosey to it or change your route according to whim as you go.

      Hmmm… A southern place in Jan. where there is fodder for the camera… How about Ajo and Why in the Sonoran Desert? Ajo is picturesque/artsy…. camping south of Why is free with lovely sunsets to capture among the saguaros . . . Organ Pipe National Monument offers many photo opportunities and there’s a campground at the entrance/visitor center . . . plus the area is warm!

      If I were going from Westminster, CO, to Why, AZ, I would take at least 3 months to get there, maybe more!

      I’m tickled that you liked camping Lone Rock. 🙂

  28. Retiredcajunlady 'N Louisiana says:

    I am so amazed that within driving distance you can have the mesas and a green park with trees and flowers! And all so lovely. Reggie sure enjoyed his run time. I hope your day today is a pleasant and sunny! Belly rubs and hugs for Reggie, prayers for you both.

  29. Sandi Stewart says:

    Reggie man is a delight. Enjoy

  30. Carole says:

    Sue, I love your blog posts and wish I could go back to read earlier ones. I see no way to do this. Will you email me and help me, please?

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Click this linK:

      First post of my blog, April 21, 2011

      Bookmark where you leave off each time you read and always make sure the URL is for (not dot net) in order for photos and slideshows to appear in posts prior to June 2013.

      • rvsueandcrew says:

        Or follow the directions in the sidebar which say:

        “To view posts prior to June 1, 2013 . . .
        Go to and click on the archives in order to see the full posts, complete with slideshows. If you aren’t seeing photos, check the URL. It should end in dot com.”

  31. Diane, Blue Ridge Mts, VA says:

    It does my heart good to see Reggie run!!! What beautiful views! Thanks Sue again for making me smile.

  32. weather says:

    You know how much we like to see someone being kind to an animal? Do you ever think what that must be like for the One that made them ? I often do, especially if there’s only so much that I can do. Then I say “They’re all really yours, please watch over and provide for them when, and in ways that, I can’t.” I imagine your being considerate enough to care about the texture of what Reggie runs on being noticed and appreciated. So “Let’s save the clouds blowing in and putting on a sky show until Sue’s back home relaxing and can really enjoy it.” was spoken, then happened just for you.

    Thanks for sharing all your rewards by way of the great photos and posts the way you always do. It’s generous of you to do that since I haven’t lifted a finger to buy, cook and shred Reggie’s chicken or spend every day making sure that he enjoys his life 🙂

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      You’re welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts, weather. Reggie spends every day making sure I enjoy my life, too. That’s the deal when two beings love each other. 🙂

      N’nite! Rest well for the gift of tomorrow…

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      HI there ladies…your remark, Weather, took me back to one of my favorite songs by the Carpenters, oh so many years ago: Bless the beasts and the children!! It is so true!! Our little “grand-dog” loves to tear around the house every so often…looking like Reggie man…dogs are the funniest creatures!!

      • weather says:

        Hi, Elizabeth, it’s always so nice to hear from you. I had to search the internet to hear that song. With your caring for others, myself included, and helping your family like you do, it makes sense that it was among your favorites.The lyrics-

        “…Bless the beasts and the children for in this world they have no voice, they have no choice… give them shelter from the storm, keep them safe, keep them warm. Light their way when darkness surrounds them, give them love, let it shine all around them…”

        are so touching and too often true. I had no music system or even a radio when the Carpenters released that song in the early seventies, so hadn’t heard it. My funds then all went toward a sliding fee daycare center I’d started for folks that couldn’t afford to work otherwise.

        We had second hand furniture, a crummy car, rescued animals, enough to eat and FUN. It was worth it for my son to be with children of all cultures and economic classes. He learned early on a better understanding of and empathy for those different than the only ones he would have met otherwise.

        Now my latest troupe addition, Polly the kitty, is here to remind me of the porch and outside light kept last winter for those that had no choice (as to the circumstance they were born into). She was one of those wild creatures, now is tame, incredibly sweet and just makes me smile. I’m glad you have a “grand dog” to bring laughter, and smiles, into your home, too. Hugs and blessings sweet lady, enjoy!

        • Elizabeth in WA says:

          Ah Weather…always a sweet breathe of fresh air you are!! I am glad you found the song meaningful too…I always loved Karen Carpenter and was so sad when her fine voice left the earth…but we are at least blessed to have other ways still to hear her!! (My singing voice is very similar to hers, which I suppose is another reason I enjoy hers…but truthfully, it is the kind of music and songs that they sang that I enjoyed so much!!)

          Well, my friend, it is clear you have lived your life helping others…and isn’t that the best way to live?? We need a bit of cash to meet our needs…but sharing what we have with others is way more fun. I recently read the definition of “eudaimonic” in the newspaper…part of that meaning said it is the feeling of deep contentment you get after volunteering at a soup kitchen, as opposed to the quick hit pleasure of eating chocolate cake. A dose of eudaimonic happiness lasts longer and tends to perpetuate itself.” I definitely think of you when I read this!! And our country so badly needs your kind of encouragement too, I might add, Weather…so badly!! Keep it up…love reading what you write, even if I don’t write anything myself!! Thank you!! And thanks to Sue for allowing some free expression here too.

          • weather says:

            O-oh, I love learning new word definitions, and you, thank you for your delightful reply. What a nice concept eudaimonic describes. “See you” on a the new or a future post 🙂

  33. Retiredcajunlady 'N Louisiana says:

    Sue, I hate to bother you with a silly question, but within the next year I am planning to sell my home and get a travel trailer. I am looking at the Casitas and Elites by Oliver. The Casita sales rep told me the bathroom is 24″x48″. Is this about right? Also, in Louisiana we need a Vehicle Inspection Sticker each year. How do you get your inspection stickers living on the road? I realize plates and licenses can be done by mail, but the inspection sticker is puzzling me. Thank you.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Retiredcajunlady,

      The bathroom dimensions sound correct to me. I’ve misplaced my measuring tape so I can’t verify. Realize that half of the 48″ is raised platform upon which the commode sits.

      My legal residence is in South Dakota and besides there being no income tax, there is no mandatory vehicle inspection. 🙂

      Questions are never silly and never a bother….

    • Cat Lady says:

      RetiredCajunLady, if you’re out-of-state when your sticker comes due, have your vehicle inspected shortly after you return to the State. You can have your car or trailer inspected prior to leaving the State but most other states will not stop and issue you a ticket for an expired inspection sticker from another state. They’ll usually advise you to get a new sticker when you get home. BTW, I was out of Louisiana with an inspection sticker that had expired for 6 months with no problems.

  34. Jo in OR says:

    Always a good day when Reggie does the back hoe. We lost our Boston Terrier, Lucy, 2.5 years ago…she loved doing the back hoe. We’re starting to look for a dog or two. I’ve enjoyed your pictures so much.

    • rvsueandcrew says:

      Hi, Jo…. Best wishes as you look for additions to your family. 🙂

    • Elizabeth in WA says:

      Adding my best wishes in your search!! We lost our beloved dog now almost 6 years ago…still not where we can have a dog…but I have not lost hope SOMEDAY!! Tis so hard to think what we might need in another dog…but I am always thinking about that…whilest out petting doggies being walked on the sidewalks in these parts!! Hope you discover what you need too!!

      • Jo in OR says:

        Thanks Elizabeth. I’m such a dog lover, it’s hard to choose. We have a 15 year old cat that is very happy to be the only pet in the house, so we have that issue. What city do you live in? We live in Tigard OR, I grew up in Eastern WA.

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