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I took this snapshot a few days ago at Box Wash when there was some clouds in the sky. To me the clouds really do make the picture, because of the way the clouds play with the light. But for my way of life the clouds are a mixed blessing. They make picture taking more fun, and remember "fun" is why do this. But at the same time the clouds block my solar panels and make living on sunshine more difficult.
What to do? What to do? It's going to start getting pretty chilly one day soon, and I would normally be moseying on down to southern Arizona, where the temperature is a little milder, but my fears of who's coming into America because of our wide-open border that may be mixed in with otherwise good people have me very concerned.
If you think about it, with the current administration letting anyone come in that wants to, and rewarding them with free welfare, free medical attention, and maybe even a big cash payment to apologize for America inconveniencing them by not allowing them in earlier. Not to mention big American cities that hardly even bother arresting anyone anymore. And if they do arrest them, which is not likely since they've decimated their police force, they turn them loose without bail, what's to keep any criminal in the world from coming here and setting up shop?... Nothing as far as I can see, and they would be a fool if they didn't !
And they're not even arrested for stealing something worth less than $1000. So why wouldn't career criminals, gang members, and every other ne'er-do-well that South America has produced flock to the United States? This country is being redesigned and reimagined into a criminal's dreamland. Yes, we're the land of opportunity, all right... A land where every psychopath, predator, and MS13 gang-member in South America can feel right at home.
Well, that's depressing, and that rant started just because I couldn't think of where I was going to go next and started thinking of all the places I can't go or shouldn't go. And for the first time in my boondocking life, I'm beginning to be concerned about boondocking off by myself.
Now there are boondocking places I can go where I'm around people, and Quartzsite is a good example of that. Usually, when I talk about Quartzsite, I talk about places in Quartzsite I can go where there aren't many people. But there are also boondocking areas in Quartzsite you can go where it looks very similar to a State Park in terms of the number of other campers and their proximity to one another, and in these troubled times, that might be a safer place to be.
The following pictures were taken on my morning walk in the desert. The weather is just about perfect early in the morning, 65°, single-digit humidity, my only complaint is there's usually no clouds, so the sky is pretty boring.
This is another picture I took the other day when it was cloudy. Sometimes I don't appreciate the clouds until I've taken several days worth of uncloudy pictures, and then it becomes apparent to me how important the clouds are