Windy, Cool and Partly Cloudy

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Today is one of the few days I have had that lying in the sun isn’t possible.  It isn’t real cold, but lying in the sun isn’t possible today.  Little sunlight and a cool breeze coming over the San Ysidro Mountains to the west.

At 11 am, Yuma and I drove into Borrego Springs, so Yuma could enjoy the green grass again.  He didn’t get to enjoy it much yesterday. 

As I drove toward town, the wind begin to really kick up over the sands just east of town.  The area east of the airport is just low lying sand dunes and the wind is picking up the sand and pushing it east.image

The flag was flapping hard in the breeze at Christmas Circle.  Yuma loved the grass.  Twice, I headed towards the jeep and he would lie down like this and look at me with those, “I’m not ready to go yet, Daddy” brown eyes of his.

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He met a new friend, too

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Yuma heard some noise in the sky and spotted some crows making a racket above us.

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The crows flew away and Yuma was finally ready to leave the green grass for the day, as long as I promised we would come back before leaving town.

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We decided to walk across the street from Christmas Circle and take a look around.

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Couldn’t get Yuma to lie in the wild flowers, Moonfly.  Best I can do today.image

“Come and get me.”, says the the grasshopper to the scorpion.

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The sun could barely peek through the clouds today, but it did make for some pretty sun and shadows on the mountain side.image

The sun and clouds make it look like snow on the mountains.  Clark Lake Dry bed looks as if it is full of water, but it is just dry mud reflecting the sunlight peeking through the clouds.

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See you later.

10 comments:

  1. The clouds and sun over the mountains, gave them a totally different look. Fergie really loves the grass! Borrego Springs looks as quaint as ever.

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    1. Glad we have a whole yard of grass back home. Yuma and Fergie will have a great time running around in it. Those mountains did look black yesterday in the shade and white when the sun hit them.

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  2. OK, now I am Happy - great photo of Yuma in the purple sand verbena Wildflowers !! - so glad you two are having such Fun - and making lots of memories together. Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thanks Moonfly. Glad you know what those flowers are. They are blooming everywhere in the desert. Tried to get a photo of a whole field of them, but it didn't turn out well. Needless to say, I am terrible with flower names as well as any other name.

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  3. P.S. - I think those huge black birds are Ravens - we had them in Death Valley - maybe Judy down there at Imperial Wildlife Refuge will help identify them for us ! You got some great photos of them and Yuma sure had his eyes on the sky and his head cocked at their crazy deep croaking calls.

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    1. I thought about that after I hit the publish button. I am so used to Crows in the Midwest that any black bird that "caws" is a Crow. But, you are right, they are Ravens. In my defense, they do look a lot alike. I am sure Yuma would have corrected me, if he checked over my blog before I published it.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl Ann. I see you had the winds again at your place. The train looked like it was coming out of a fog. We were dusty and windy here too, as you know. Hopefully, today it dies down, but I think they are calling for more wind today too.

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  5. Yuma looks happy with the new friend.

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    1. They had a great time. Both were about the same age and they ran, jumped and wrestled. Glad Yuma is not aggressive.

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