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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dark Clouds Filled the Sky and Then the Sun Made an Appearance

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

(I still have two more "catch up" posts I am working on but after taking pictures this afternoon and because it ends up this is our last night parked here I decided to do today's post. We had planned on staying her until Friday morning but this afternoon while doing some things around the Stinger "B" Tom noticed one of our inside rear tires has what looks like a screw in it. So we will be heading into Quartzsite tomorrow morning to have the tire taken care of. After talking about and realizing there is no way to know how long it will take it does not make sense to come back out here for one night. So we are pretty much packed up and will leave tomorrow morning. We have so enjoyed this place and will miss being parked in this beautiful and quiet spot but it is time to move on.)

When we got up this morning the sky was filled with grey clouds not the type of morning to spend outside drinking our coffee so we sat inside and talked about our last couple of days here. Tom had an errand to run in Quartzsite and took off not long after. While he was gone I decided to cook up some peppers, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and sausage. Not one of my favorite things to do, all that dicing and cooking but now I have several packages in the freezer and all I have to do is add eggs and cheese and we have breakfast. Plus while I was doing that I worked on the blog and was able to post another "catch up" I am getting close to being caught up, yet again.

Later in the afternoon there were patches of blue sky and the sun was trying hard to shine down. Then just before 4 o'clock it started to make its appearance.  We had sunshine then slowly blue skies appeared in the west and north.  Add to the mix dark clouds and sky to the south and east and the mountains around us were beautiful. The wind came up and the dark clouds were slowly moving away. The light danced across the desert and the shadows danced in the mountains. The saguaros shone in the evening light and the green on the desert floor seem to sparkle. The palo verdes and mesquite trees along with all the other bushes I do not know the name of seemed greener and brighter. What a great show for our last evening here and to end the first day of Spring. Now the "problem" is I took over a hundred pictures because I just could not stop. No, I will not post them all but fair warning there will be quite a few pictures following these words. Just pictures because I truly think they tell the story and for the most part need no further explanation.


 


A tiny bit of yellow in the wash by us.


These are the prettiest little white flowers.

Saw some movement out of the corner of my eye and snapped a picture
of this little guy just before he went under the bush.













   




 

















 













 


 


 
So ended today's light.



It was a special day though not perfect. The wind picked up later in the day and cooled the air. No sitting out in the twilight, no campfire to end our time here. But the the clouds, the blue sky and the sun made for, as I mentioned above, a wonderful show.

As I finish this post this morning the sky is a wonderful blue and as the sun came up in the east the moon set over the mountains in the west. As the day begins we are getting ready to leave. It is always bittersweet to leave a place we have loved but the memories come with us and new adventures await.







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