|Did not see the sunrise this morning but there was |
some pretty pink color on the horizon in the East.
|There was also some touches of pink on the edges|
of the clouds across the way in the West.
|The clouds to the Northeast were dark|
|then off a little to the North there was light|
just above the horizon.
|A few hours later I could see the start of some|
light on the Imperial Dunes which are to
the Southwest of us.
|Plus, the sunlight was on the mountains to the North|
even though the sky was cloud covered.
|With grey skies above I could see a streak of light|
in the dunes
|and then they were bright with sunlight.|
|Though it did not last long.|
|The sky was doing its best to peak|
|through here and there.|
|Amazingly the sky was blue right above us.|
|Then the clouds took over and|
|at about 11:30, as you can see from the drops on the|
front windshield, the ran came down.
|Yet to the North we could see sunshine and blue skies.|
The rain was coming down as we got ready to leave. We knew it was coming but had this little tiny bit of hope it would wait until later in the day or stop for awhile. Neither of these hopes happened it was coming down and it showed no signs of letting up. Aware that it was going to be a wet walk to the Dental Office in Los Algodones Tom put our rain ponchos in the Jeep and I grabbed our umbrellas and we were off. Any other day I would have personally welcomed the rain. It really was not that cold and walking in the desert watching the small washes fill up, is in my opinion, not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Yes, I would have gotten wet but the only place I would be going is back to the motorhome and I can easily get dry. Today knowing we had several blocks to walk in the rain and would be wet when we got to the Dental Office and wet again when we got back to the parking lot was not something we were looking forward to.
|On the drive out to Ogilby Road we could see the rain|
|filling the small washes with water.|
|The various plants out here do need water to survive and|
we enjoy seeing them so we are trying not to complain.
|Looking down on to I-8 soon we will be merging east|
and heading towards our destination.
Just as we reached Ogilby Road we received a phone call from the dental office offering us a ride from the border to the office which we gratefully accepted. So we called once we were ready to start walking from the parking lot and we were picked up at the Purple Pharmacy. After Tom's appointment he offered us a ride back but the rain had let up quite a bit and we had our umbrellas so we decided to walk. Walking under the vendors roofs we were able to stay dry and avoid most of the puddles. Back at the border we walked to the end of the line. Luckily we were under a cover most of the time and the rain stopped while we were in line. Yes, for those of you that experienced the rain here on Monday and have been to Los Algodones, the parking lot was full even with the rain and there was a line.
We took a drive over to Yuma, I had two packages to mail and we needed a couple of groceries. Heading back to Ogilby Road just after we went through the California check point we could see the rain ahead. So we arrived back in the rain.
|Last two pictures of the day, blue sky surrounded|
|by dark clouds to the South and East of us.|
It was not fun making the trip to the dentist in the rain, Tom does not think it was fun period. He needed to have the tooth pulled and we wanted to have some time between when it was done and when we leave this weekend to make sure he does not have any issues with it. So we got a little damp but we did not melt.
We did not see a sunset today just the light leaving the day.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (The Wind)
The wind woke us up this morning before the sun joined the day. Hearing the topper on the living room slide there was not doubt it needed to be brought in quickly.
It was extremely windy out this morning and going outside to take pictures of the sunrise was not going to happen. The pictures below were taken through the front windshield of the Stinger "B" it is not real clean and hopefully I removed most of those spots.
|The first of today's sun light coming up behind the mountains.|
|As you can see there is some dust in the air.|
|I love how when I zoomed it looked like the sun was|
engulfing the mountain in its light.
|Out to the West the dunes were hidden from sight.|
(I did open the door for this one.)
|There is dust in the mountains.|
|The sun is up and the floor of the desert sparkles.|
|The sun is up and the sky is blue.|
With the wind blowing the Stinger "B" was rocking as
we enjoyed our morning coffee.
|Photo Illustration effect of above picture.|
|With the wind blowing the carpet up Tom noticed some|
of the carpet stakes needed to be pounded back in.
|This the perfect cloud to step out and see after a day|
of rain and a morning of wind.
|A few more clouds from my time|
|outside this afternoon.|
|I took a walk to visit this Ocotillo.|
|It is beautiful how some of the leaves|
|Looked like a tiny little Cholla Cacti.|
The first one I ever remember seeing out here.
|The Cargo Muchacho Mountains|
|in the light of the setting sun.|
|I did some walking around tonight as I took the pictures of|
|sun leaving our day. A 5th wheel parked a couple of pads|
over and is now in the direct path of the sunset view from
our patio. So no more sitting and watching the sunset.
|This is my favorite.|
|Deb, On a long and lonesome highway...., has mentioned how|
she cannot get enough of the sunrises and sunsets out here.
I agree with her they never disappoint. It is so much fun to
watch the sun slip quickly from sight.
|Out of sight but its glow lingers.|
It has been a lazy day spent mostly inside out of the wind. Tom took a nap between the tooth being pulled and the antibiotics he just felt tired. We have everything we need and we are parked in a beautiful place so sitting the next couple of days until he feels better will not be a bad thing at all. In fact I would say it will be quite nice to do just that.
|I know I have shared this before but now |
every time it rains and I use an umbrella
I think of how it is its day to shine and I smile.
Monday was one of those days!
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