Our camp is on a bluff overlooking a large flood plain of palo verde and mesquite.
Our first dawn I hurry outside to greet the day.
Standing near the edge of the bluff I silently watch as the first rays of sunlight creep across the treetops.
I have to voice my awe.
Then a funny, delightful thing happens!
A bird far to the left, out of frame in the photo above, maybe a quarter of a mile away, calls out, “Wow!” That is followed by the same kind of bird, far to the right, responding,”Wow!”
Then another and another, from different places below me!
A series of “wows!” rises up to our site on the bluff.
I call back with my own “Wow!” Boy, this is going to be a great camp!
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Several days have passed since that first dawn.
If you looked at the previous post or other blogs, you know the desert is blooming like crazy. Every day more blossoms appear. Please bear with me for posting more flower photos.
In this photo you can see how the cactus fruit forms.
In previous springs, the warming of the desert had us fleeing northward like a lot of RVers do. I did not want to encounter snakes awakening from their winter sleep.
I’m very careful, but I’m not letting my snake phobia hold me back!
Take a look at the buds on this cactus . . . . exquisite!
Seeing the profusion of blooms this spring is a highlight of our full-time vagabonding!
Here’s a guy who doesn’t think so!
One night a big storm rolls into our camp!
The cactus buds and blooms receive a pelting from the storm.
Most of them recover. Many of the photos in this post were taken after the storm.
Not when I’m pulling cactus spines out of my knee!
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