Time to say goodbye . . .
At the end of our excursion into the desert yesterday, Bill and Ann promise to say goodbye before leaving Darby Well Road. This morning they pull their new travel trailer (They’re former Casitans) down to the end of the lane opposite our campsite.
I see them through the window and hurry outside to meet them in my “driveway.” Bridget and Spike greet Julie and Sammy. We three adults have one last chat and again resolve to plan a trip together to Puerto Penasco next winter.
“Goodbye! Stay safe!”
Two hours later I meet Pat at the fork in Darby Well Road.
Pat has been camping in her Sunseeker Class C at an RV park in Ajo for the past month. She let me know she’s ready to get away by herself for a while. I’m happy to help her find a great spot, as she’s a faithful reader of this blog.
I lead her with the PTV over to the site Bill and Ann just vacated. “You should get five-bars on your cell phone and internet here. And look at the view of Black Mountain!” Pat agrees it’s a great campsite, and soon she’s positioned her rig.
Today is warm and clear, a good day to do maintenance.
I’m so inspired by the results that I paint the BLT’s doorstep!
Of course, little paw prints are on it already. Spike loves to lie in the doorway. He’s guarding our home and protecting his family, I guess. The tape under his left paw is holding up a rubber strip that’s come loose. A repair job for another day. I don’t want to overdo it. I’ve got books to read and sun to soak up.
The silvery plant in the foreground may look like sage to you. It’s actually brittle-bush which puts forth a mound of bright yellow blooms in late winter or early spring. It’s a member of the sunflower family. You see it all over the Sonoran Desert, highlighting the brown of the rocks, the yellow-green of palo verde trees and creosote bushes, and the dark, grey-green of ironwood trees.
I’m encouraged by your response to the Amazon links!
I hope to strike a balance between reminding you to shop through my blog’s links without seeming like the only thing on my mind is chasing filthy lucre! I’ll place links to temporary, special sales at the bottom of each blog entry, and the Amazon home page link will stay at the top right.
Sincere thanks to those of you who’ve already purchased Amazon items through my links. I really do appreciate your support!
One last photo . . .
I love the gentle hello of a new day.