Thursday, March 23, 2023

A very short post....


Our Location: 

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


No post yesterday and I debated about today. I'm struggling to post every day and think for the remainder of our stay here on Ogilby I may not post, or at least not much, which also means I won't be reading/commenting either. I will eventually catch up but not for a while.  Enjoy the pics I've found on my phone, no idea when I took them. 


The wash if full of growth.

As you can see, the wash is very wide and the growth is in the middle.

Can you see the black cow laying under the tree over there?

Oh, not a cow!

The waves in the wash.

Lots of debris in the creases.

Amazing how the patterns change in less than 6 inches.

The desert is claiming it's own back.

You can see it's been here a while.
From the earth and back to the earth.


Thanks for stopping by. 


Until next time....


Take care, stay safe, 





Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Rain and wind......


Our Location: 

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


This day has been cloudy, windy, coolish and an inside day. The rain was this morning and not hard but steady for at least an hour or so. The wind has been picking up and dropping off all day and as I write this it's picking up again. It feels like rain may come back around again. Today's pics are some random extras I have on my phone. Enjoy. 


The wash/arroyo is very wide and in some places the sand is very soft, difficult walking.

It divides here and the palo verde tree is in the middle of the divide.

The wash/arroyo is very wide here.

You can see it's narrow here, and very green on the sides.

Like spanish moss, this mistletoe invades healthy trees and kills them eventually.

The bottom of the wash/arroyo is very gravelly, small, medium and large.

The large stuff is off to the side while the main flow is sandish.

An old drum deposited in the wash/arroyo.

Pretty beat up and creased.

It's been in this spot for a while.


A prehistoric creature in the wash/arroyo.

Dinosaur? Porcupine? or some thing else?

Maybe it's Gollum from Lord of the Rings or maybe it's just an odd shaped sage bush.



Until next time...


Take care, stay safe, 





Some pics from a few days ago...


Our Location: 

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


Errands in Yuma where the focus, Harbor Freight, 99cent store, Walmart, and propane. The U-Haul where we normally get propane and the Chevron at Pilot Knob are the same price, $3.99. Home and finished putting away the groceries by 1:30. The wind started picking up and making it kind of dusty to be outside and a wind advisory in effect tomorrow as well. Chatted with my dad later in the day, surprise, surprise the Rock is getting a lot of wind too. Wind seems to be the constant word in most conversations. 

Those looked like smoke from farther away.....

Palo Verde trees that are dying....

all along this wash.

They are still very stiff and pointy needles.

Deep in the wash, lots of debris.

They are fast and blend well.

The pattern is eye catching. You can see the direction of the flow from the caught up debris.

Waves in the desert.

Paper thin layers.

Still some pretty blooms, some not open yet too.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the pics. 


Until next time...


Take care, stay safe, 




Sunday, March 19, 2023

A walk in the wash.....


Our Location: 

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


It's a photo kind of day. A few days ago I went for a stroll and here's a little of what I witnessed. 


The recent rain made ripples in the sand.

The wind helped to dry it out.

In those shadows it's very moist. You can see the different colour.

Can you see the pink way down there?



Chatting with my dad yesterday I learned they had a big dump of snow again. It seems the snow comes and goes as much as the wind. 


This is the  pink that was way off in the distance in the above pic.

Blooms in the future. The spikes are about 6 " long. I love the colours.

Between the wind blowing and my shaking, it is a pretty good pic.

Until next time....


Take care, stay safe, 





Saturday, March 18, 2023

A very nice day....


Our Location:

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


A beautiful day here, but a very relaxing day. Riley and I took a walk and that was the extent of our exercise. I will admit to puttering around doing a few things but I think I'm resting up for the busy times ahead back on the Rock.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The last of the pics from the ride with Jerry. Enjoy.


It was a rough road in spots.

The road was very steep, even though it doesn't look it. I know because we went down and back up.

The view is spectacular.

They hold no interest of hiking but of the roads through them, I'm fascinated.

The last of the photos I took. Thanks Jerry. Again it was another great ride.

 Until next time.....


Take care, stay safe, 




Friday, March 17, 2023

A very quiet day....



Our Location: 

North of MM 4, Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California


A coolish morning but the sun shone all day. I didn't wear shorts due to the coldish north wind but I did enjoy a nice walk, noticed a few blooms but otherwise the day was uneventful.  The wind while gusty at times was not unbearable but I was happy when I headed home after my walk. 

We left off here. Those pipes feed water from this rock tank to the long steel tanks that look like rail cars.

The rocks are extremely smooth, with little dribbles of water here and there.

No pebbles or sand on the rocks, just in the little holes.

Today's photos pick up where yesterday's left off. Jerry and I walked down to the bottom of the ravine and found a few small tanks or indentations in the rocks, but the waterway itself interested me. The rocks were extremely smooth, with little to no sand or debris on them. It was interesting. We could find no evidence of a mine that would require this elaborate set up. Plus it would have been very hard to get the water up to any type of mine, the lines all ran the wrong way. They came down with indications of release, not up with indications of pumps. Screens over the ends of pipes indicate that the water was going into not out of them. Enjoy the walk up the river bed. 


It was easy walking. Jerry is ahead at the curve.

It is easy to imagine the water roaring down here, crashing and smashing.

There are "lines" in all of  the rocks, everywhere you look. Straight and solid.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had an excellent day! 


Can you see Jerry way up there?

I turned around here, the stones looked pretty big ahead.

It was stunning to see the smoothness and the beauty here created by the force of nature.


Until next time.....


How can one not find beauty in this?

10, 000 gallons of water in these tanks with no apparent purpose for them being here. How can that be? They are full.


Take care, stay safe,