Monday


Sunrise in the desert, outside Tucson, Arizona.

Spring blooms in the desert...like nothing else on earth.
You've got to hit it by early April, or it's all over.
Eating my husband's camp-stove breakfast of herb-spiked eggs and black espresso, with the dog standing eagerly by.

This is, btw, my mum's camping vehicle, not ours. She lets us borrow it for trips where the weather is likely to be iffy. Traversing the territory between Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona in early April is a mixed meteorological bag. Our usual desert camping consists of a two-person desert tent (mostly screen, for maximum ventilation and night-sky viewing) strapped with bungy cords to the top of a roof rack.

9 comments:

Some Chilean Woman said...

Your camping sounds fantastic.

Lovely blog by the way...

Britt-Arnhild said...

What a beautiful desert surprise. Quite different from what I imagine you can find in a desert :-)

lovepics said...

la photo du cactus est superbe!

Yoli said...

That sounds so wonderful!!! I love the blooming cactus!

jen laceda said...

I haven't been desert camping, but it sure is in my life list! I can just imagine the myriad of stars in the night sky. There was only one other place that I've been to where I've seen so many stars--literally like diamonds on black velvet--and this was from a secluded island in the Philippines. Living in the city means I don't get a chance to see my stars...sigh.

pomegranates said...

such beauty! i adore these photos...

chavanne said...

Jusqu'à maintenant nous partions dans notre Combi , en vacances , aujourd'hui nous préférerions avoir un véhicule comme celui de ta maman pour un peu plus de confort et des soucis d'économie ...
je rêve de pouvoir faire un voyage comme le tien ...

flyinamber said...

how amazing-blooming desert..love cactuses and desert plants very much..

Tina said...

beautiful!