Monday, February 25, 2019

WENT LOOKING FOR SOME DESERT FLOWERS


This is Monday's post,  Having all kinds of Verizon connection problems tonight.  If it isn't one frustration with this blog lately it's another!!

We were up and out the door shortly after 7 this morning with our destination being Glorietta Canyon just up the road from us.  Kelly had read on a Borrego Springs Facebook page there were Ghost Flowers growing near the trail head but look as we did we could not find them despite clambering around on some rocks and walking a nearby trail.  No matter, it was just a beautiful morning to be out and about at the foot of the San Ysidro mountains.
GLORIETTA CANYON IS UP THERE TO THE LEFT SOMEWHERE

DON'T HAVE AN RV?? NO PROBLEM, JUST BRING A TENT

WE SEARCHED FOR GHOST FLOWERS HERE BUT NO LUCK


EVEN PHEEBS WAS ON THE LOOK-OUT FOR GHOST FLOWERS






KELLY CAREFULLY MAKES HERE WAY THROUGH SOME BOULDERS

ALMOST BACK TO THE JEEP


NO THESE ARE NOT GHOST FLOWERS

AND NO THIS IS NOT AN AUSTRALIAN KANGEROO

ROLLING OUT OF GLORIETTA CANYON
Our second destination was Coyote Canyon where we knew for sure we would find wildflowers, and we did.  Up until late last week Coyote Canyon had been closed due to severe flooding a few weeks ago.  With it open now to 4 wheel drive vehicles we headed ourselves out and right away began snapping a few flower pics.  We followed the Jeep road for a few miles to a place called the Desert Garden where we knew the road to be closed due to more flood damage.  Too bad because we've been out there before and it gets very scenic with a few shallow creek crossings.  






















In another week or two this will be a very popular spot as people flock to this area when flower blooms reach their peak.  Borrego Springs is well known for it's sometimes massive blooming desert flowers.  We saw a lot more flowers in this area a few years ago.  I remember the ground being covered in purple Verbena blooms.






AN OCOTILLO BLOOM

ANOTHER DESERT PATHWAY LEADING WHO KNOWS WHERE

WE COULD SEE THE ROAD WAS CLOSED AHEAD SO THIS IS WHERE WE TURNED AROUND




HEADING BACK OUT OF COYOTE CANYON
We were here a number of years ago in March and I did take a bunch of desert flower photos at that time.  But I also remember it as being hot and I think it was the only time in our RV travels out here in the Southwest we ever had to fire up our A/C for a couple days.









NO THAT IS NOT A BLUE BIRD OUT THERE IT'S SOMEBODY TAKING A FEW FLOWER PHOTOS








NINETY FIVE PER CENT OF THESE FLOWEER PHOTOS WERE TAKEN FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT SO ONE REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO GO SEARCHING FOR THE FLOWERS....JUST BRING YOUR WHEELS AND YOU WILL SEE THEM

I TOLD KELLY NOT TO PICK ANY OF THOSE LEMONS OR IT MIGHT SET OFF ANOTHER 'LEMONGATE........OLDER READERS WILL HAVE THE INSIDE TRACK ON MY REFERANCE TO LEMONGATE:))


From Coyote Canyon we beatled back to Borrego Springs first taking us for a drive through the beautiful Springs At Borrego RV Resort and Golf Course where they have a high end RV Park and a beautifully scenic golf course.  If ya got the bucks this would be a nice place to hang out for a few weeks and especially if your a golfer.  It seems no matter where you are on the golf course there is a majestic mountain view in the background somewhere.
A GOLF COURSE WITH A MOUNTAIN VIEW...….CAN IT GET ANY BETTER



'HEY DAD THERE'S THE PROPANE FILL UP PLACE'
With the day warming up nicely we were back to our rig before 11 and as is so often the case with us nowadays that was the end of our running around for the day.  We have always been morning people ever since we met back in the summer of 1993.  Get out, go fast, get everything done in the morning then just cruise through the afternoon.  Works for us:))
On a short walk with Pheebs this afternoon I felt the first pangs of sadness knowing we would be leaving Borrego Springs shortly.  We haven't done as much this year or last year as previous years but it's been great to simply be here one more time and touch base with so many great memories.  For me Borrego Springs will probably go down as my all time favorite place to visit.  The big mountains, the picturesque desert, the quaint little town, and the abundance of things to see and do will remain in my mind forever.  It was my nearly dozen hikes up and down Ghost Mountain to visit the Marshall South homestead over the years that really bonded me with Borrego Springs.  I always felt something very special there at the Marshall South homestead standing high on a rock overlooking the sweeping Vallecito Valley.  Early one morning I was even there on Christmas Day standing in the ruins of what was once the South's kitchen remembering how the once happy little family celebrated their own early Christmas mornings.  You can find my Marshall South postings by typing 'Marshall South' into our Search bar at the top of our right hand column and you can find the captivating story of the Marshal South family on the internet.  I have the book Marshall South and the Ghost Mountain Chronicles.

Now that we are back out at the Borrego Springs Legion I have to drive back into town each night to download all my post's photos.  Library is closed today so I will park on Christmas Circle and use the town's free Wifi.  Tuesday and Wednesday night I will likely be back to their nice new Library to finish off my posts.

No plans for the next couple days so we'll just wake up and see what happens:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Earl and Bubba are quietly sitting in a boat fishing, chewing tobacco and drinking beer when suddenly Bubba says, "Think I'm gonna divorce the wife... she ain't spoke to me in over 2 months." Earl spits overboard, takes a long, slow sip of beer and says, "Better think it over... women like that are hard to find."
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Many years ago, in the south pacific, there was a small island kingdom that was ruled by a kind and benevolent King. Each year, on the King's birthday, the residents of the island gave the King a new throne as token of their love and respect for him.  And each year, the King would put last years gift up in the attic of his small grass house. After many years of ruling the island, the weight of the large number of birthday presents stored up in the attic became too heavy and caused the house to collapse down on the King.  Moral to the story is: He who lives in grass house, shouldn't stow thrones.
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8 comments:

  1. Love all the flower pictures and we too really enjoy Borrego springs. Too bad your verizon is so slow there, but at least the library is close by. Guess we were just a tad early for the wildflowers this year.

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  2. Ocotillo Wells is having a great 'Winter Bloom'. There's a Desert 5-Spot about to bloom in the area known as the Butte. It's on the south side of a large rock once you go thru the fence. Palo Verde Wash was food too. A winter bloom only happens every couple decades. The Discovery Center has a nice garden path and can provide maps to all the great blooms.

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  3. Beautiful Flower Pictures as always.
    Our Verizon slowed slightly on Rock House Road but had no problem connecting.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the warming weather.

    It's about time.

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  4. Lots of gorgeous flower photos. Mo and I went up Coyote Canyon one March because of your blog. We weren't disappointed.

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  5. Wow! Looks like its a gorgeous spring! Wish I was there.

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  6. Doesn't seem like a low energy day to me. What a lot of effort put into this post. Thanks for sharing the flowers with us. I doubt that we will gt to see them when we head North.

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  7. Great pic of the Marine AH-1 Super Cobra.

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    شركة نقل عفش الكويت


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