Our Location: Near Borrego Springs, CA
Merry Christmas to everyone! We noticed Santa streaking across the sky in the wee hours, or at least I assume it was Santa, he seemed to be doing a zig zag pattern as I watched and truly the low flying object wasn’t an airplane or they had decorated it with antlers for the holiday season.
|Christmas morning Sunrise, Borrego Springs, California|
|The moon on Christmas Morning.|
Morning found a few rain drops falling, just a patter, patter, patter, nothing too much. The wind has picked up and has been pretty steady most of the day. Not a lot of wind but enough to make us know it’s around.
|Out the living room window.|
|The morning sun playing in the fog/clouds.|
A few morning pictures of the sunrise before starting to call back to the winter wonder land that is Ontario. Calls to Rick & Barb, Dad, Jan & Rick, Bradey & David, Courtney & Matt, Linda & Randy and Janet & Dennis here in California all filled a few hours this morning. Snow on Manitoulin Island, a few fine flurries in Lively, nothing in Castor Centre nor Toronto/Hamilton area. Seems Santa found his way to the homes of the above mentioned and it seems they fooled him for another year by being on the ‘good’ list. Either Santa can’t read or he’s getting some bad information regarding which lists some of these folks should be listed on!
|Can you see the rainbow?|
|This is a different rainbow.|
Riley and I had no plans of any kind and so we just kind of lazed about. No hikes today, a day off. We did journey into Borrego Springs and sure enough there were things open, a gas station, a grocery store, a convenience store and the laundromat had folks in it as well. A quick stop at Christmas Circle to rid us of some smelly trash had us seeing numerous leaves on the green grass. The wind has been tearing them off the trees there. It looked so odd to see them as the grass is usually pristine with nothing marring it’s beauty.
|Fog and clouds hung in and around the mountain tops for most of the morning.|
|Love the shades, shadows and the rainbow as well.|
The day was overcast until about 2 pm. We had some rain for 10 minutes, nothing too much but one would have been damp had they been outside in it. The clouds/fog in the mountain tops kept me snapping photos off and on all day. The sun playing it’s wonders with shadow and shade on the mountains also kept me amused. We witnessed at least 2 different rainbows as well. Lots of pictures today.
|I love the sunlight in this picture.|
|Such a difference in the mountains depending on the light.|
Riley and I played Battleship this afternoon for an hour or so. It’s a new game for us and Riley is working at the strategy of the game. We were going to take it with us into town and play a game or two at the tables in Christmas Circle but the wind and over cast skies kept us from doing so. Perhaps tomorrow or another day.
|One could almost imagine that might snow way up there on the mountain top, but it isn't.|
|This looking toward Rockhouse Road, those mountains are usually dark and stately.|
Lunch was a salad of course, followed by mashed potatoes, stuffing and ham. We had no desire to do anything much and we were quite happy with our limited menu. We of course had Strawberry Jello to finish off the meal. Simple easy lunch.
|Amazing the difference sun, fog, clouds and shadow's make.|
|The same mountains as above.|
After that we read, watched out the window and just enjoyed the peace of the afternoon. So a very quiet Christmas here in Borrego Springs, California. I hope you all had a most joyous day no matter where you are or who you are with. Great family, good friends, health, love, peace, a roof over your head, and food in your belly. What else could we ask for?
|The sun is starting it's descent.|
Until next time…take care, be safe,