Bits and Pieces

Ever thought of each day, each month as a gift to be treasured?  Savor each and every day, every month for the gift it is meant to be.

Some things I don’t post on the blog because they are just isolated events, interesting at the moment but not worthy of a blog post, something that happens out of the blue, or just doesn’t fit in anywhere else. Spending time in one area for the 14 day limit sometimes—a lot of times—means daily walks in the desert is the most exciting thing that happens.  Not that it isn’t lovely and there aren’t things to appreciate and be thankful for, but they are more personal, less photo worthy, or things that you probably aren’t interested in. Here’s a mishmash of things that were a part of our stay this winter in the deserts of  Southwest Arizona and California but didn’t fit in anywhere else.

Seen over our camp off Plomosa Road several times during our stay …

sail planeLittle bitty Fries felt terrorized even though it was a friendly bird, waving as it glided by. He wanted back inside our home where he felt safe and could scold this strange intruder by barking his head off.  Of course, Charlie chimed in, too.

Sitting outdoors enjoying the view of the Plomosa Mountains one late afternoon I spied what looked to me like the head of a lioness, looking fierce and perhaps ready to pounce. I showed her just a couple of posts ago, but I love this photo and wanted to include it again. Perhaps you will spot her this time around. It’s just her head looking off  into the distance. Look first for her eye; her nose and mouth are on the left, center of the photo.

Big Cat in mountain

Another glorious sunrise from our camp

One afternoon, wanting to feel water running over my body instead of the old fashioned and usual way of keeping clean by bathing piecemeal inside the van I went into town and stopped at Herb’s Hardware. I purchased PVC pipe and had it cut to length so I could make a frame to hang two shower curtains. Snugged up against the van’s doors and utilizing a battery powered shower head that draws water from a bucket I had my shower.  Easy to put up, take down, and store.  Now that felt wonderful!

Shower Stall

Many afternoons are spent perusing maps, dreaming, and planning. I love the winter warmth of the desert, but it will soon be time to move on as the desert temperatures rise and drive us out.  Plans have been made to head north, soon, in search of cooler weather.

Where will we end up spending the summer? All that is known as of this moment is that we will head north. I doubt we will spend the entire summer in one place, and the possibilities are endless.  The lure of seeing places I have never been to and always wanted to see are energizing!  The feet are getting itchy.

“Shhhh!”, she whispers gently with index finger resting against her lips. “You will know soon enough. Winter is ending; it’s time to move on.”

Thank you for coming along on our adventures. Hugs from me and The Chiweenie Brothers!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams