Friday, January 23
With 300 comments (and counting) under the previous blog entry, I’d better post something quickly, even though I’m not prepared!
If you didn’t see the comments under the post, “Hodgepodge!”, I encourage you to browse through the many topics discussed. Wow! What a fun group!
I don’t have any new photos.
It’s been very breezy here at our boondock in the Sonoran Desert near Why, Arizona. I don’t like to use my precious camera when sand could be blown against the lens.. Not that the wind is strong enough for sand to be visible. It’s not like Lawrence of Arabia or anything.. However, a gust could send tiny particles of grit . . . .
I’ll rely on my “second string” photos.
These are the photos I rejected for one reason or another. Like the photo I took — or tried to take, rather — of Bridget hopping around the side-door of the Perfect Tow Vehicle. The photo was going to illustrate her excitement over making a trip into Ajo. That was the plan anyway.
Here’s the photo . . .
Photo rejected due to uncooperative model!
While in Ajo I took several photos.
Some of those photos were taken to add a bit of “local color”. Church signs can be wry and cute and such. The more I looked at this one, the more it bothered me.
Sure, I get what the church is trying to tell us, but “Fruit That Is Allowed Also Creates Many Jams.”
Photo rejected on a technicality!
One can never have too many sunset photos.
True, although this next one didn’t measure up to the others I’ve shown. The colors are intense and incredible and all that. However, this sunset photo lacks something.
I know what’s missing. Where are the saguaros’ arms?
Rejected due to lack of arms!
Okay, enough of that for now . . . .
The bees left. Just as quickly as they appeared en masse, they left the premises. Not one straggler at the dish of water.
I finished the book about Red Cloud.
I see that fifteen of you ordered the book for your kindles. At $1.99, what’s to lose, right? I started reading a collection of short, first-person accounts from the journals of pioneers on the Oregon Trail. That held my interest for a while. I’ll go back to them later.
Now I’m reading about Geronimo.
I switched over to Geronimo: The True Story of America’s Most Ferocious Warrior
(as told by Geronimo). Too early to tell if it’s a good read. I hope it will give insight into the life and mind of this famous Apache warrior. Another cheap kindle book, only 99-cents as I type this.
When will we move camp?
The 14-day limit rule means we need to break camp next Tuesday. I don’t know if Bridget and I will stay in the Ajo-Why area or not. (Why Not? as the local store is called.) It’s a convenient part of the desert in southern Arizona and pretty, too. Quartzsite area is packed with RVers at the end of January. I’m not interested in the Big Q this year.
I want to stay in a low elevation area for warmth, of course. Yuma is, well, Yuma. Oh well, no reason to hurry on a decision . . . . Live in the moment.
Oh, update on animal tracks!
Of course, no animal walked across the area I raked smooth. As if a javelina or mule deer is going to go, “Over here, guys. See that smooth spot? Now step very carefully so your tracks don’t get messed up. ”
I do think the night-time visitors are javelina. Bridget and I found a mess of tracks further up the lane, not clear enough for a photo. The prints were close together and pointed every which way. Deer walk gracefully. Javelina trot around.
We didn’t find any scat.
So that settles it.
Our night visitors are constipated javelina!
THANK YOU, RVSUE SHOPPERS!
I appreciate every Amazon item you buy through my blog, whether an ebook for less than a dollar or a large purchase. Here are links to a few items that readers purchased recently:
Coghlan’s Backpackers Trowel
Odyssey PC680 Performance Batteries
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Rebel Treadmill 1000 For Use With Standing Treadmill Desk
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set
Skechers Women’s Go Minx Walking Shoe,Black