Sunday, November 08, 2009

Last Sunday in Southern California

While I really need to get the RV packed up for the trip home, one last tour of 29 Palms was on my "must-do" list. This was Weed Show weekend at the Museum, a tradition since 1941, and I really wanted to see what could be done with the weeds in this area. I wasn't disappointed at all, there were so many creative and amazing designs by local folks. They are very artistic. I didn't have my camera, but they said they would be putting some of them on line.
After the Weed Show I drove over to the Oasis for a little exercise and one last walk around. My quail family was still there, they stay pretty close to the water. I really enjoyed the symphony of bird calls in the area, some melodious, some not. If I could have seen all the birds that I heard, I would be there still.
Did add to my bird list, I saw a number of phainopepla's. Did I know what they were? No, but I found a couple with binoculars - always a good person to ask. Then once they told me, I had to look up how to spell it. The same couple also pointed out a flycatcher.
I'm am going to miss this weather. It's been in the low 80ies lately and rainy in Washington where I'm headed.
Trip home is going to be via eastern Nevada and into Idaho. Leaving on the 13th. Friday the 13th.