Saturday, November 27, 2010

Turkeys and Dinosaurs

I'm happily in the desert again in Borrego Springs with the WINs.

I didn't take any pictures of turkey. I DID take a picture of the group (most, but not all of the group), but it wasn't with my own camera and I don't have the picture here to show you. However, you can see it and more on Barbara's blog.

Barbara and Ron let me tag along with them while checking out the sculptures in the desert. Here's my favorite of the dinosaurs.

Here's me checking out one of the smaller guys with the big guy in the background.

I liked these elephants.

There was quite a variety - camels, turtles, sloths, jeeps, sun gods, prospectors and more. They've been adding loads of sculptures each year. To learn more about them, click here.

Hope your Thanksgiving weekend was as much fun as mine!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

There's something about the desert...

I grew up on the ocean and have lived on both coasts. I'm not a beach or ocean person tho.

I lived in Colorado for 7 years and thought myself a mountain person. It IS beautiful in Colorado, you know. It's on my list of possible relocations areas.

I never cared for the desert - until recently, after spending some time in it. There's just a feeling to the desert that's indescribable. I love the desert in winter. It's warm during the day and cool (sometimes downright COLD) at night. The night sky is brilliant. Half a moon casts a shadow and lights up the ground. When the moon sets, the sky is alive with stars. I like lying on the roof of my rig at night and staring up at the stars. On a quiet, crisp, cool night, it's almost a religious experience.

I've got to get some tips on using this camera. I can't seem to capture the colors well. In any event, there's just no way to capture the beauty of the desert with a picture anyway, so maybe it doesn't matter. This was taken in Barstow this weekend.

I stayed at Owl Canyon, a BLM campground. No hookups. $6/night. What a deal!

I'll definitely be back to this one.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I can't remember the last time I wore a Halloween costume. It was probably when I was 11 or 12 years old. That is, before THIS year. Can you find me in the picture below?

I met up with the WINs (Wandering Individual Network) for hiking, dancing and Halloween fun. It was my first get together with the WINs and not my last, I assure you. What a great, fun group!!