A fun evening at the sand dunes
A fun evening at the sand dunes
We left our boondocking spot near Yuma on Saturday. But before we left, I wanted to take the dogs to the sand dunes for some good running around fun.
We were just down the road from the Imperial sand dunes in California. They are enormous. The dunes stretch for 40 miles, and some of them are incredibly high. The first Star Wars movie was filmed there. Like THE first, so you have to be old like me to remember that. I would love to have gone where the dunes were tall, because they would make fabulous photos. But, there are a lot of razors, and sand rails around. So not wanting to get ran over, we went on the edge where nobody was playing in the smaller dunes.
Torrey loves doing zoomies in the sand. She was up and down the dunes, it was so fun to watch her having a blast.
As the sun went down, the shadows around the dunes were so cool.
And the shadows made for interesting views of the dogs too.
I took a ton of photos, some of which are very awesome, I think anyway. The photo below is available for sale in my store under Deserts.
I couldn’t possibly fit all the photos in this post, so I uploaded them to my 500px account. You can see them there by clicking on the link.
It was a fun way to spend our last night there. And we were treated to an amazing sunset too.
I will tell you more about where we will be living for the next couple of weeks in my Wednesday post. Here is a hint, Why ask Why?
Those are some great action shots. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Oh Mary! YIKES your contrasts of sky and sand are striking! That bluest of blues is my favorite! What fun for furiends and family to get a good workout on the dunes!!!
And “Why as Why?” Hmmmmm……ALASKA? teeehee…I can’t even begin to guess, but I’ll be here to find out!
wow, these are awesome shots. I love your cute dogs, they look like they were having a ball running around.. The sky shot is beautiful. Have a happy day!
Another great adventure on the horizon…:)JP
Holy cow Mary!!!! These are incredible shots! The one of Torrey running dow the sand dune? OMG!
I am so sharing.
so neat! love the zoomies and the shadow sandwich!!
I remember these sand dunes long ago. These photos brought me an to an emotional high for the memories that poped into my inside vision. Glad your injoying the now. I remember a few sands storms also.
Wow – what fabulous shots!
I love these photos. The dogs look so happy playing in the sand.
What a great place and the zoomies, we understand they love running up and down, it must be so much fun.
Amazing photos! Looks like something from the Sahara!
such beautiful photos
love the light and shadows
the mix of colors
the shapes and textures
sounds like you had a wonderful time
I can see that your dogs had a grand time there! And I LOVE your photos!
WOW WOW WOW AGAIN!!! Your photos just keep getting better and better (not that they aren’t already great, but they keep getting even BETTER!)
That sure looks like a lot of fun, and I bet that really wore the dogs out! So many cool photos, what a great place to get some really interesting shots.
Wow!! The first picture of Torrey is breathtakingly beautiful!!! I love all of the pictures, really!! :D
Gorgeous photos, especially that sunset! Rita loves to run on sand dunes too. Have never taken her there (always looked so busy with dune buggies when we’ve driven by there) but we took her to some in Oregon. Too fun!
Those are some amazing photos Mary!
The shadows are super cool!
Oh I would just love to go there! We have pretty good sized sand dunes here in FL, especially around 100 miles south from us, but they’re protected and you can’t walk on them.
That first photo of Torrey…! <3
It was appropriate that you visited a site that saw the Star Wars films being made because in one of those shots Torrey looked like a mini Wookie.
Love the dramatic setting. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely pictures.
I’m pretty jealous of your lifestyle, I think. You find endless amazing photo-ops. So gorgeous!
Really beautiful pictures and the dogs are having a great time. I used to go to the dunes at Lake Michigan when young and I really loved them.
What an incredible outing. So beautiful, almost beyond words. I agree that you took some amazing photos. I have a hard time picking a favorite! It’s funny – sand dunes remind me a little of slick rock slopes…
Ah yes, Why AZ. It’s on our February schedule :-)
We are loving It here. Such a nice spot. Have you been to Rocky point?
Such a beautiful spot and your photos are absolutely STUNNING!
That settles it. I seriously want your life. These photos are AWESOME!!! They remind me very much of when we went to White Sands. Have you been there? LOVE the ones of the dogs running on the dunes…there is something so serene about dunes…I have always loved them! Gorgeous sunsets too!! I finally booked our trip today so I have something to look forward to!!