Boondocking on the KOFA National wildlife refuge
We have spent the last couple of weeks in a great spot, just outside the refuge actually. We found this place when we went on our Christmas day hike to Palm Canyon. As I had mentioned before, we wanted to stay here because the scenery is amazing for photography, and for Al to paint.
A couple of nights, we went on a sunset hike along the base of the big craggy mountain that was our constant view.
There is no better time to take landscape photos than at sunset.
The first night we went hiking though, the clouds came in and covered up the sun just enough that we lost all color on the mountain. I did get this interesting shot though. That is the dried up flower on an ocotillo cactus. When they bloom in the spring they are bright red.
When we started hiking back, the sunset was amazing!! The clouds were just right, and the colors just exploded.
A couple nights later, the sky was free of clouds so we hiked it again. This time, the color on the rocks was perfect. These rock formations are so interesting. I just love the craggy, ruggedness of them.
This shot was taken when there was only a tiny bit of light left in the sky. After the sun went down I started shooting in monochrome, it was all about the shapes at that point. With what little light there was, I could see these cool clouds against the high bluff. I really like this one.
Yesterday, we left and came to Yuma. Well kinda Yuma. We are about 10 miles out and we are actually in California. This is were we stayed for a bit last year. Yuma is lacking in the beauty and the color we love so much, so we are only here for about a week. We are going to Algodones, Mexico on Weds. for a dental appointment. (Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe and a great dentist) We will catch up on shopping, and we wanted to hit the swapmeet here. Plus, there is THE BEST Mexican bakery here. Yummmmm.
Have a great start to your week everyone.