Saturday, January 30, 2016

As the Sun Sets

. . . on our month in Borrego Springs.


 Wind and dust storm in the valley 01/16/16

We took a drive for an overview of the south end of the park. We found a couple of places we would like to stay, but Verizon service was non-existent. We need to find out how good the wi-fi is at Stagecoach Trails RV Park in Shelter Valley. It looked like it would be a good place to explore from.



Rugged country. Imagine building this old road. 



 Looking down into Canyon Sin Nombre in the Carrizo Badlands.

Back at home: Doves.



There is an ocotillo in front of our coach where they prefer to rest before descending on our feeder.


The ocotillos are now green and beginning to bloom. 

Desert Gardens and Coyote Canyon







 Beaver Tail Cactus


Barrel Cactus

The attack of the cholla! They got both of us, even though we were trying to watch our steps.

The jumping cholla jumps, and having jumped moves on.


"Walk by me; I dare you."

Bloom on Ocotillo


Deep flowing ruts in the crossing.




Sunsets




Never the same twice.




Friday, January 29, 2016

Free Range Dinosaurs, and a Couple of Eagles

More of the metal art of Ricardo Breceda.  The dinosaurs to the southeast of town are some of the original sculptures.




 (And so many kinds of cholla around them.)









Look closely and you will see a family group. 




A snake in the nest!



Bacon. It's what's for dinner.