Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Morning Walk, wonders of the desert


Cold night last night, only 48 in the van this morning.  But the sunrise was welcome as the winds were calm last night and finally, I got some sleep.  Winds have been so rough, they have really been rocking the boat (i.e.. van).

Went for my morning walk to explore a new side of our little hill. Found this little guy.


Another little cluster of cacti.


I walked down along the eastern slope of our camp… and noted lots of larger trees had once grown there but have been sawn down.


Almost stepped on this little one.  Desert plants are amazing.  Just come on up out of a crack and grow.


Cheri showed me some little green flowers she found.  Aren’t they neat?  The bush is covered with them.


We interrupted someone’s breakfast.  Looked like this was a favorite dining spot.  I tasted it too.  Sweet, and slimy.  We were beginning to get cold and someone commented, it feels like ice in the air.


See the big black cloud?  Well, white round balls of snow are falling out of it.  We were right, feels like ice in the air.


When my hands thaw out, I’m going to finish a couple of sketches today.  Burhhhhhh!

But so far my find of this camp is… a coyote skull.


Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.