Social Distancing, from a Distance
You know us, we have been social distancing for almost 8 years now. But I can honestly say we are now social distancing, from a distance. Our plans at the moment are to just stay as far away from people as possible, and to keep healthy. The virus would no doubt take both of us on, because when you live an RV, there isn’t a spare bedroom to put the sick person in. I’m just not sure people are fully getting the social distancing though. We have seen groups of people hiking, picnicking, and other outdoor activities. While I will be the first one to say that getting outdoors is so incredibly important to keeping your sanity, being smart about it is important too. Groups of two or three is fine, not ten to fifteen.
When I last wrote a blog post we were enjoying the wild horses, the desert, and the beautiful solitude and scenery. I also spent a lot of time photographing a great horned owl nest I found by sheer accident. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you no doubt have been seeing all those posts.
It’s crazy how fast they grow. The first image was taken March 21st. And this image below, was taken March 25th.
I was really looking forward to watching these two grow for at least another week. But, we had to leave that spot yesterday. We had an unnerving experience with a druggy tapping on the door of the RV at 2am. Torrey, bless her fuzzy self, barked and alerted us that someone was outside. Al ran him off, but he came back at 8am. At this point we called the sheriff. The druggy willingly went to a mental health facility, but the sheriff said he could leave anytime he wanted. He also told us the guy had a history of violence, and felt it would be smartest if we just left. I have zero idea how he even got to that area, or how he could make his way back. But, safety and peace of mind comes first so we left. At first I was angry we had to leave because of some idiot, and super sad to leave my owls. Plus, we could walk out the RV, take walks and explore. And basically social distance, with nobody around. Plus, all the desert critters to photograph.
Cardinal. These guys sing beautifully.
Of course I love the hummers. This guy was a regular visitor to my feeder.
Says Phoebe. Another bird with a beautiful song.
But yesterday we came to a new to us spot. We have been wanting to camp out this way, and after talking to a friend who has visited here a few times we had an even better idea on where we could camp. We found a lovely secluded spot, and we traded horses and owls, for burros and jack rabbits. So now I don’t feel so bad.
These are from last night. This little blonde one is impossibly adorable.
I went early this morning and got a bunch of images that I will share next time. Be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook too. I am always posting new stuff there.
I hope everyone is staying healthy, and safe. These are such crazy times, and I think it’s just beginning.