|a single Lupine|
As always, we were on the lookout for wildflowers. This area often has a super bloom that brings thousands of people here. Then, the ground was carpeted with color, yellow, purple, white, chartreuse. Last year we enjoyed an early preview but this year there are few flowers to be seen.
|fragrant flowers of the Desert Lavender|
One day Pam and John, Dave and I headed into the badlands looking for adventure and flowers.
|see Pam and John on top of that ridge?|
We explored Coachwhip Canyon and Smoke Tree Wash. We had a wonderful time crawling around the rocks but saw very few blooms.
From a casual, quick look everything looks alike, tan and sandy. Upon close inspection, life is beautiful here.
Colorful rocks among the sand catch our eye as we walk along, slowly. Or stop to rest or blow our nose.
Still in search of the spring bloom we headed for Inspiration Point where a few Desert Lily's have been sighted.
|down the sandy wash we go - our drivers are so patient with us|
|searching on foot|
|out onto Inspiration Point|
|she closes in......|
|the illusive Desert Lily! (the only one we saw ALL day)|
In between desert adventures we play golf. Actually, John and Dave play golf, Pam plays John's caddy and I drive the trolley, cheer them on and take a few pictures. To each his own.
It's a beautiful course, hard not to be distracted.
|this Widgeon tries to escape my camera|
We also watched the Westminster Dog Show on one of the cable channels provided by the RV Resort. We really appreciated that. For me, the show signals springtime. For Lewis is triggers contemplation.....how would he look with that Continental show clip instead of his devil may care, tousled coif?
Dave took one unusually inclement afternoon to finish his leveling jack repair job. He identified the problem while we were in Tucson, engineered the "fix", and did the final, physical work here. One would rather not have these little challenges, but when they appear, I think he enjoys working out the puzzle.
Yesterday we had a day's adventure near the Salton Sea. I'll show you pictures next time.