Sunday, March 26, 2017

FROM HOT SPRING/SUMMERLIKE WEATHER BACK TO WINTER

We had a great time boondocking at Bouse Friday night, especially after a week of cheek to jowl parking at Escapade.  The flowers were starting to bloom in profusion so I was out with my camera several times.  I have posted a few below, some of which I have identified, or think I have, with the names listed below.  No name, no idea.
We moved up to Alamo, Nevada yesterday and it was much cooler.  In fact, it was quite frosty this morning.  We had a fairly good drive through Lake Havasu, except for all the stop lights, some of which are poorly timed.  It was a long quiet drive up through Searchlight then busy through Las Vegas.  It was nice to get off I-15 north of Las Vegas and onto 93 which is a much quieter road.
We dropped quite a bit in temperature today given that we got up over 7300 feet near Ely and are now at a little over 5600 feet at Wells.  We had some cross wind today and tomorrow it sounds like we will have some nasty headwinds to fight our way through.  Keeping our mileage down, we plan to go to Mountain Home, Idaho tomorrow then Pendleton, Oregon the next day and Soap Lake, Washington the last day before crossing the border at Oroville on Thursday.  We are planning to spend a few days in Penticton before moving up to Salmon Arm.

Desert Star


Purple Mat




This plant seems to go by Scorpion Weed, Distant Phacelia, Wild Heliotrope or Blue Phacelia

Not sure what plant this is but the structure from last year's growth was interesting

Purple Mat


Notice how his feet are clasping the plant stalk

Purple Mat and Desert Star

Purple Mat taken in the evening shade

Purple Mat in the morning sun

Desert Chicory

Turkey Vulture

Classic Buzzard pose

Turkey Vulture flasher

All those black spots are Turkey Vultures

Spotted in Alamo, NV this morning

Looks to be having fun

The next three are on our drive from Alamo to Wells, NV