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Borrego Springs, CA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I was a home body today

As per usual, the campground was encased in chilly dense fog this morning.  These conditions certainly put a damper on my get up and go.  While the Rogue River Valley just 30 miles or so east of here is wilting in 100* temperatures, I’m thinking I’ll never get warm again.  So, I decided to crank up the heat and just stay home today.

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                                            All of tonight’s photos are taken around my campsite.

There was a changing of the guard of sorts today as the two campsites next to me vacated.  These were folks that were Harris Beach SP hosts that had completed their stints of volunteering here.  I’m expecting that two more couples will roll in tomorrow. 

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                                       Should be nice wild blackberry pickings in a couple of weeks.

The hosts that stay up where I’m quartered do site cleanups as campers come and go.  As such, they get to keep any firewood that is left behind.  Since they were moving on to other locations, I was the recipient of the firewood that they had collected and not used.  It will come in handy as my daughter and the grandgirls visit in a couple of weeks.

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                                                            Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

I’ve got quite the list of chores to accomplish when I go into town tomorrow.  My good friend, Bugman Jack, is arriving in town on Thursday, and I want to be prepared for his visit.  Long time readers know that Jack always takes me out to eat, so I’ve been asking around about the best food.  I have to ask since I seldom go out to eat.  It’s kind of boring to just sit there by yourself. 

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                                                                              Song Sparrow

I figured I’d better find out about the best seafood place since we’re on the coast, and I’m thinking I may even pop for a classy steak and seafood place that has been in business since 1952.  I, of course, never let Jack forget about the time he took me to a Waffle House.  Smile with tongue out    Winking smile

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                                                                           Wilson’s Warbler

Jack says he’s bringing me a surprise, and has some destinations in mind for day trips that we may do during the week he is in town.  I’m planning a couple of surprises of my own.  Of course, some of them involve getting a little help with a few things.

IMG_0505Charliedownunder always says hello and asks how Emma is doing, so here she is.  I’d say she’s getting a little white around the edges, Charlie.  Emma will be eight in October.  She hasn’t lost much of her pep, but she does limp a bit occasionally when her rheumatism is bothering her.  Doesn’t happen often, but when it does, we make quite a pair limping down the path.

IMG_0506I’m rather surprised she let me take these shots of her.  She usually abhors it.  When she isn’t chewing a stick outside, she’s on patrol for varmints.  Mostly squirrels, but last night I’m afraid a very young cottontail came within her reach.  Crying face  Dang!  It was over before I could do anything about it.  Nature’s clean up crew took care of the remains.

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                                                                                THE END!!

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

21 comments:

  1. Crikey Emma ..... it sure was good to see you. You're a good lookin' sheila, aye and you got a cottontail .... is that a RABBIT????? OMD ...... I've tried my hardest to catch one of those and I'm awful fast but so far they've always managed to disappear down a hole or something before I could get to 'em. Well done!!!! Did you get to eat any of it?? Crikey ...... you got a rabbit ...... I'm sooooooooo impressed.
    Mum said to say that wild blackberry picture is very beautiful and she hopes you enjoy your visit with Jack. She's looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  2. We been getting some berries here. Made hello and put them in. It was nice here. Only had 4 layers on when in the beach. Getting nice.Lol

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  3. You certainly have some lovely pictures right nearby. You are going to be busy with all your company. How wonderful for your daughter and grands to get to visit you in so many great places.

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  4. I've never seen bigger, plumper blackberries than those that grow along the Oregon Coast.... you'll have a feast! and.... Those future campfires sound like fun.

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  5. Wild black berries and campfires with family, will be fun times.

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  6. Enjoy your company, campfires, and dinner(s?) out. I hope it warms up a bit for you. It is, after all, July now!

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  7. Eleven pound Emmi caught a rabbit not long ago--it was a small one but it was soon a dead one--the thing was almost as big as Emmi! I will trade you places for a while--this heat is dreadful!!--but I wouldn't be much help educating Oregon visitors about the birds! :))

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  8. I think a bit cool is better than very hot. Looks like a nicer day in:)

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  9. I'm with Janna - I think we could trade weather for a day or two. I'm getting used to the day time heat but when 89 is the low overnight - that's just not right. Scooter got a baby cottontail one summer and I felt so bad. But that is their instinct and you can't get angry with them. Jack is coming - you guys are going to have so much fun.

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  10. We are in for another 109 degree day, so I can't sympathize with the chilly weather you are having. Just get your winter sweat shirts and pants out, or long underwear if you need it! It's a lot easier to get warm than it is to get cool, and I envy your problem.

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  11. Free firewood is a nice benefit for workampers. Now you have to stock up on S'more supplies for the granddaughter's visit. Can't let all that good wood go to waste. ;c)

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  12. WOW...surprises all around. Can't wait to find out what you have in store for each other. Nice of your neighbors to give you the firewood. I love the smell of a campfire.

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  13. Emma is looking good. Grace has a cottontail notch in her belt as well. They can't help it -they are dogs :)

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  14. Mo's has the best clam chowder anywhere so make sure you get a bowl of that!! Of course, if you were o go north to Newport and Nye Beach The Chowder Bowl is also excellent!!
    Looking forward to hearing all about the Bugman's visit ---- how many states has he visited in?? Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. I first met Judy in NM. Then it was TX, MS, MN, NC and tomorrow, OR. Always have had a great time with her.

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  16. How fun to have your grandgirls coming!..and a campfire out there in that beautiful country will be perfect...and maybe a few s'mores??

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  17. Hey Jack, you forgot about Georgia and the baby alligators! ;)

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  18. Lovely to see Emma. For some reason, I still pictured her as a wild child younger dog from your descriptions. Sorry I can't agree with Gypsy. Heat can be difficult but chilly, foggy days in mid-summer can be downright depressing. Summer is meant to be warm and sunny. The "warm" part usually depend upon how far south you are.

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  19. Doesn't it seem weird that you're nearly freezing to death, while 30 miles inland, people are roasting to death? Each camp would gladly trade places with the other ... at least for an hour or so! Good ol' Emma, thanks for not posting the photo of her, uh, catch!

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  20. Nice post.Thanks for sharing this in your blog

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