Saturday, November 30, 2019

A picture kind of day....




Our Location: Near American Girl Mine Road, BLM, CA

A very pleasant night last night, followed by a nice morning. The sun popped over the horizon while I was chatting with my sister Jan back home in Ontario. We spent an hour or so just catching up and chatting about her Christmas plans. 

It's starting to get bright over to the east.

You can see it's getting brighter....

Almost like liquid gold in the sky...

The sun makes its first rays known.

A quick clean up and a chat with Riley before I headed out the door for a walk. Today's walk was different than my normal idea of a walk. After starting out I decided I would turn on the date and time on the camera to show you folks how deceiving distances are in the desert. 

This is to the east of the Igloo and about where I started walking toward the mountains. The time is shortly after 9 AM.

I still haven't decided to turn on the date, time on the camera yet but my path is pretty much a straight line from the above picture.

I turned on the time but it was an hour later than the actual time here and I didn't realize it. However it is still a good reference to watch. 


 
As you can see, it's about 10 minutes between shots.


They are still very far away, this one was only about 5 minutes interval, for those that have been here, I have now reached the power lines and the road running under them.

They look close but they truly aren't.

I turned around at the brown post and headed home, I would have at least another 1/2 hour to just about REACH any trails going into the mountains. Not to actually get into the mountains. 

It is a long way from our home to the area I would love to hike and I have to cover a lot of ground before I even get there. Of course getting there is only half the feat, I also have to get home and I can't call Riley to come pick me up, she doesn't drive so she couldn't even come a little way up the road from the Igloo. Just for a little perspective I walked a total of 3.62 miles, which means that 1.8 miles I turned around and I was still a good distance from the bottom edges. Deceptive, isn't it? 

If witnessed at night, I'll bet it would give you a thrill. 

I chatted with my buddy Ron today. Him and his lovely wife Sharon are the friends we had hoped would be making the winter trek with us but due to health issues they couldn't make it. Always enjoy chatting with Ron, he's a character!! 

Who told you the desert was sandy? Or flat?

I put a little more of our 'yard' stuff out today. BBQ, mat, chairs and even managed to air the awning as it always seems to have water laying in those folds. I think we'll be letting the awning air out often here in the desert. I also managed to sit outside in the sun and read for a few hours today, some of that time of course was cooking lunch. An easy one today, sausage on a bun and a salad. Some pretty good stuff. 

I think, but I'm not sure that those far distant mountains may be in Mexico. 


 The rest of the afternoon was spent just reading and relaxing. An extraordinaire sunset tonight, and so more photos on this photo kind of day. 





These photos are as they came off the camera, nothing was enhanced or modified in any way. Some amazing skies George, the kind you always get while cooking on the Weber. You and Suzie would enjoy tonight's sky. 



 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the photos today. 

Until next time... take care, be safe, 

Deb

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunrise and sunset pics. Nice walk you had.

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    1. Nothing quite like a desert light show morning or evening to make one appreciate the views.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  2. Beautiful pictures! You have a lot more energy than I do for sure! haha. Hopefully Ron can get his health issues resolved and maybe join you later in the winter. That sunset is awesome!! Love it when that happens!

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    1. I'm not sure about more, you are always on the go, we tend to sit and our walking is the thing that takes up our energy. It would be nice for Ron & Sharon to come out west to play but time will tell.
      The sunset was amazing!!

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  3. Stunning sunsets photos. George is going to enjoy those. Love the quiet and peacefulness of your site and views. We always try and air our awning as best we can ( can't so it here in Mexico due to the palapa ) as we don't like to get mildew.

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    1. I hope George enjoyed the sunset photos. He always managed to post some very nice ones on his blog.
      It is very peaceful here, and we are enjoying it very much. Very quiet, like our summer spot. The awning battle with mildew I think is always on going.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  4. Thank you for the pictures of the sunset. It was beautiful but I don't take pictures. I only have my phone camera and that doesn't capture the beauty. Looks like this will be a nice Sunday.

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    1. You are most welcome Elva. Neither my phone nor my big camera capture the true colours but at least they give me the idea of what it looked like.
      Sunday was indeed a very nice day.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  5. Gorgeous photos! I've been lurking for a bit and enjoy your writing. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my little blog. I hope you continue to comment and enjoy what you see and read. I'm happy to share my adventure although it's not too exciting, I enjoy the quiet and peaceful life.

      Take care, be safe,
      Deb

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  6. Beautiful pictures especially the sunset.

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