The sun has slipped below the horizon as the daylight ends
on our last day parked out off of Ogilby Road near
Winterhaven, CA this Adventure Number 7.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
By now having checked out the weather reports for Winterhaven and Quartzsite we knew this would be our last night here. I always find it bittersweet when it is time to leave a place we have truly enjoyed but then if there is not a little sadness in leaving why spend time there. At the same time with leaving there is always the opportunity of adventure ahead.
(A reminder for myself this evenings pictures were taken using my zoom lens.)
As the sun was slowly making its way down I took these
pictures. The Ogilby Hills are in the distance.
The Imperial Sand Dunes
The Cargo Muchacho Mountains
As the sun drops lower in the sky
the shadows slowly stretch towards the east.
I believe those are the Chocolate Mountains
behind the beautiful Ocotillos.
The sun making its way slowly down in the distance.
Just a touch of color over the Ogilby Hills.
Our neighborhood in the soft glow of twilight.
Using the Photo Illustration Effect
It is gone leaving only a soft glow of light behind.
The wind and the temperature cooperated to make it a lovely evening for a campfire, a lovely way to end our evenings out here with friends.
Saying goodbye to my Valentine's Day Roses.
The fire is definitely dancing.
We had a tiny little visitor and he seemed to be enjoying the
fire as much as we were. Tom had to take a tiny stick to
convince him to leave in order to add the last of the wood.
Left to right: Tom, Shane, my chair, and Cathy
As the last of of the wood turned to red coals our friends
headed home and Tom and I sat for a bit more watching
the last of the flames and glow slowly disappear.
It was a perfect ending to our day.
Wednesday Morning, February 24, 2021
Our last morning here and I was determined to enjoy every minute. It was one of those perfect mornings to sit out and watch the sunrise over the mountains. Though a little bit chilly there was no wind and the early morning desert was quiet. I could hear highway noises in the distance and a train then its whistle as it crossed Ogilby Road just a short distance from us. Yet even those noises seem muffled in the early morning light where everything seems soft and just slightly blurry. At some point I could hear that Tom had gotten up because I could hear the sounds of coffee being made. As always a welcome sound because I know he will bring it out and join me in a short time. In the mean time I will enjoy this alone time watching the beginning of the day unfold.
I made it out just in time to see
the sun come up over the mountain.
Taking a walk to the other side of the Stinger "B" I can
see the shadows starting to stretch towards the west.
Even the shadows are soft in this first morning light.
As the sun makes its way up everything slowly brightens
on the desert floor. The shadows stretch farther out
and even the rocks pick up the early light.
I enjoy sitting and watching the sun light touch the small
and large desert plants.
As the light brightens everything around us
comes into a sharper focus.
As the sun rises higher the shadows creep
back towards their owner.
I can now feel the suns warmth on me and it is wonderful.
Then the coffee magically arrived. 😊
It is time to just enjoy the sun's warmth. In awhile we will
start getting ready to move on. There is no rush as it will only
take us a couple of hours to get where we are going today.
For now we will just sit and enjoy this moment
drinking our coffee.
We have enjoyed our time out here spent across the wash from Cathy and Shane. There is a certain sadness in the leaving but we know we will see them again down the road. For now they have adventures to enjoy and so do we. It was a wonderful nineteen days.
We are glad you stopped by!
If you have time to leave a comment we would enjoy hearing from you.
Love the picture of the sun behind the Ocotillo! Just beautiful. On to a new adventure! Hoping you enjoy being spoiled at the RV Park. I hope the weather is wonderful for you! Beautiful pictures and memories!ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures are easy to take, just point and shoot, when you have beautiful scenery. We/I totally enjoyed the full hookups the best part is washing my hair and really letting it rinse a little extra past knowing all the shampoo is gone. Stay safe.Delete
There is definitely something good about the peace and quiet of a sunrise.ReplyDelete
I totally agree.Delete
Some days I really miss the beauty of sitting in the desert. So I really love your pictures as they take me back to those wonderful days. Safe travels on your way to New adventures.ReplyDelete
I am smiling reading your comment as it makes me feel good to know my pictures brought back good memories. Stay safe.Delete
Although you feel sad leaving, at least you have nice pictures to bring back the memories of the nice times you had at this place. Something to look forward to for next winter. Maybe there will be an early spring back home and you can't wait to get there.ReplyDelete
You are right it is nice to have the pictures because they trigger the good memories. Fingers crossed there is an early spring because we will be in Lower Michigan around the 20th of April. Though I have a feeling all of you Canadians are hoping the same thing.Delete
Great Pictures. Even the picture on the Saying is making us homesick.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and continue Enjoying the Lifestyle.
It's about time.
Thank you, Rick. You and Kathy continue to stay safe.Delete
Very nice post. Sounds as if you had a very pleasant time on Ogilby Road and the weather cooperated. Have a safe journey and enjoy your new home.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Doug. We truly did enjoy our time on Ogilby Road and the weather, well the wind could have slowed down just a little, did cooperate. Stay safe.Delete
Such a beautiful and peaceful blog. I am also sad to see you move on, but hope your travels to your new home are safe and enjoyable.ReplyDelete
The morning especially was so peaceful I am glad to hear the blog conveyed that. Stay safe.Delete
You seemed to really enjoy the time there in the desert. It's sad in a way to move on, isn't it? but on the other hand, new adventures await. Sometimes we think we want to sit still in one place for longer periods of time and other times, we don't. Enjoy the journey!ReplyDelete
We both really enjoyed the time we spent out in the desert just off of Ogilby Road and I always find it a little sad to move on when we have truly enjoyed where we are. Yet it was time to move on and the compensation was we moved back to where the Saguaros live and the bonus the Ocotillos are green. Stay safe.Delete