|A VIEW OF THE DISTANT GUNSIGHT HILLS FROM NEAR OUR SPOT AT GUNSIGHT WASH|
Without a Moon shining brightly in Wednesday night's early sky it was a treat to once again challenge myself to identifying winter's constellations. Of course it is Orion who is the big scene stealer this time of year but the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horzon was certainly giving Orion a run for it's money.Short walk this morning and I was determined not to take a bunch more 'same-same' photos so only took a few. We've been in this same spot for a dozen days now and I've fallen into the habit of taking almost the same pictures every day. Same thing happens to me in Bayfield during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. I quite often get myself too far over the top in the photo department.
Contemplating a move shortly we headed for Ajo's Darby Well Road this morning in hopes of finding us a new spot in case we get turfed by returning Quartzsite dockers in the next few days. Slipped out Bates Road at the southwest corner of Darby Well Road west of Ajo and checked out Pack Rat Hill/Locomotion Rock and another spot. Sites were all taken on Pack Rat and another road east of it. We did find one great spot but determined it would be too hard a 90 degree climbing turn off Bates Road for our 37' Motorhome to get up into the spot. Too bad, it had some great views. Also checked down around Doug Lanning's old favorite spot near Brown Mountain but there were RV's all set up in that area too. I had really been looking forward to us finding a new scenery spot this morning but it wasn't to be. Chances are we might be clearing the Why/Ajo area Saturday morning anyway. Destination unknown.
|SOUTHWEST OF AJO THIS MORNING CHECKING OUT A NEW BOONDOCKING SITE|
Thanks to reader Sondra for noticing I had wrongly identified the black colored bird in my Wednesday post. It is a Phainopepla and not a Pyrrhuloxia. I have since made the correction to my post.
|IT WAS THE GUY SECOND FROM LEFT WHO TALKED TO US|
Back home in Bayfield Ontario winter has been particularly brutal this past week with temperatures well below freezing along with snow storms piling up snow everywhere. However, there is also a very pretty side to all this nasty weather especially when freezing lake waters combine with strong onshore winds to create a wonderland of ice sculpture fantasies along area shorelines. Be sure to check out the Furry Gnome's great photos along Georgian Bay Ontario's south end in these two following links. Shoreline Spray and Ice Curtains.
|ANOTHER RELAXING SOFT GRASSY AREA UNDER A PALO VERDE TREE|
|AN AJO AND CARDIGAN PEAK SUNSET IN THE DARBY WELL ROAD AREA|
|BORDER PATROL HELICOPTER FLYING OVER THE AJO VALLEY|
|PROFILE OF THE SLEEPING INDIAN PRINCESS AT SUNSET|
|IN THIS PHOTO HER HEAD IS AT THE RIGHT|
- What is the difference between a flea and a wolf?......One prowls on the hairy and the other howls on the prairie!
- How do you start an insect race? One, two, flea - go!
- How do you find where a flea has bitten you? Start from scratch!
- Two fleas where running across the top of a cereal packet? "Why are we running so fast?" said one Because it says "Tear along the dotted line"
- Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns don't work.
Love all your pictures and jokes. By the way, that picture of the sleeping Indian princes maybe should be X-rated (grin).ReplyDelete
I too get in the habit of taking the same paths and have to remind myself to change it up. I hope you folks find another spot that is as relaxing as Gunsight Wash has been for you.ReplyDelete
It is always nice to explore new or different places and the views here in the southwest are wonderful.ReplyDelete
Safe travels when you head on down the road.
It's funny that last year at the same check point north of Organ Pipe I too was scolded for not having my passport with me. We went through the checkpoint several times that week as we were jeeping different back roads of Organ Pipe. It was just the one day out of three. I later asked a Border Patrol agent I talked to close to the border on a back road, and he told me that it was a checkpoint, and they could detain me for a few hours until they verified who I was.ReplyDelete
We too are so happy to be back in the desert and enjoying this perfect weather. Can't wait to see where you land next!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Indian Princess photo!ReplyDelete