Click the pics before the darkness closes in around you.
Unfortunately at a hookup site your probably never going to be by yourself, but at least I had them put me at the end of the row so I had at least one direction I could look out and not see any other RVs. It's a small thing but I feel less cramped and more like I'm living in a house instead of an apartment.
It's been a pretty nice day today; it's been cloudy all day, but the cloud cover kept it in the mid-70s for most of the day, and it looks like we're not going to get any rain until Christmas Eve.
I walked around the Fairgrounds this morning just for something to do. Unfortunately, this place slows down for the upcoming Christmas; everybody's off somewhere doing family stuff, I suppose, so nothing interesting is going on at the Fairgrounds, but hopefully, that will soon change.
I've spent so much time here over the years that it's hard to find something I haven't taken a picture of. And especially when the Bat flu first started, and I couldn't get back to Colorado because of closures and other problems, and I ended up spending about two months here at the Fairgrounds with not much of anything to do.
Almost all the events had been canceled, so there wasn't much to look forward to on the weekends. Also, people were staying away from each other, so there was no one to talk to, and a lot of places were closed, so there was hardly any place to go to. It ended up with me walking around taking pictures of pretty much anything and everything, which is why I have trouble taking pictures of anything interesting now. I get bored taking pictures of the same thing, and I'm pretty sure y'all get bored looking at pictures of the same thing.
So last night, as it started getting dark, the sunset was a bust because the clouds in the West were so thick I couldn't see the sun. With nothing better to do, I walked around a little bit and took pictures of things in the dark, mostly of the roses that grow around here.
I carried my camera and a pocket-size flashlight that I sometimes use to light up the flowers, but mostly to help me find my way back home in the dark. If I weren't so lazy, I would probably do that more often because things look different in the dark, not necessarily better, but at least different.
So I may have to do the "creature of the night" thing again if I run out of pictures for the blog. But I've still got some images from Tombstone, and now I've got a bunch of roses, so hopefully, I can mix all my pictures together and have enough to last until the events start at the Pima County Fairgrounds.
The following pictures are snapshots I took when it was almost dark of some of the roses at the Pima County Fairgrounds.
And for those interested in such things, I seldom use a flash. Using a flash well requires skills that I don't possess, so I seldom find a need for one.
These modern cameras have such incredible sensors, and can handle high ISO's so well that you would be hard-pressed to find a picture in my blog taken using a flash, including these that were mostly taken when I needed a flashlight to walk around.
Maybe it's just my imagination, but the lower rose looks like it's laughing at someone.... Must be me.
I still have a couple of blogs worth of Rose pictures I took last night so I will mix them in with the remaining Tombstone pictures to avoid flower overload.
The roses are holding up okay especially considering it's almost Christmas. But in some areas there showing a little damage from the occasional frost, and some of them are looking a little long in the tooth, but there's still plenty of buds showing up.