Despite the threat of high winds and rain by mid afternoon, Saturday morning started out calm and clear. In fact it was one of the prettiest mornings we had all week. When we stay at Mittry Lake I enjoy taking an early morning walk about a half mile up the road to the trash. This cute dog greeted me each morning. The owner said this is her chair, and most days she gave me a short bark to say hello. She has a very deep voice!
I just carried my little pocket camera but wished I had brought the long zoom Panasonic as the birds were out in force. Not a great shot of this kingfisher since I had to do some serious cropping, but we rarely see them. This was actually the third one I saw here this week.
The calm before the storm.
We went into Yuma for laundry and a few groceries, and by the time we got back the wind had picked up and the sky was darkened by blowing dust. I didn’t take any more photos during the dust storm, but you can see the haze over the hiils behind Mittry Lake. I think we lucked out compared to some parts of the southwest, as we only got a couple dozen drops of rain and some good wind gusts, but we’ve been in worse.
Yesterday was sunny and much cooler, but with strong winds not a good day for travel. Today is calm and clear again, and we are definitely moving on to Anza Borrego. See you there!