Clicking the pics opens up a window into Quartzite Arizona
When there's no clouds in the sky, sunsets are very plain. But if nothing else it signals an end to another day of the joy of living the life I love.
I went into Quartzite this morning and did a little shopping and filled up with diesel. I almost had to pay $4 a gallon for diesel because the cheapest place in town was $3.98. That's a price increase since I filled it up a few days ago. When I have to put more fuel in the truck, it will probably be $4 a gallon. There's no actual reason for this; it's pure politics.
I was living in Miami, Florida, at the time. When the same thing happened under Jimmy Carter, gas prices went out of sight, there were long lines of cars waiting at the pump because of gas rationing, and a legitimate excuse for being late for work by a couple of hours at the time was telling the boss you had to buy gas.
Since I was running around anyway, I decided to re-boondock myself at the Road Runner BLM boondocking area. It's south of town by 6 or 8 miles, so it doesn't get many visitors, especially this month because the Big Show crowds haven't started to trickle in yet. And it's a little far from town for most folks. But this time of year, it's a peaceful quiet place to be, and it seems like my Internet is a lot faster here than closer to Quartzite, which is a bonus and suits me just fine.
Since I've lived in the mountains of Colorado for about half my life, I'm used to being around different kinds of mountains. But there are no mountains as harsh and unforgiving as the desolate desert mountains
In Denver where I spend my Summers, the grasshoppers are various shades of green so they match the grass pretty well. But there's not much grass around here so the well camouflaged grasshoppers match the desert floor. I wonder how they do that? I guess all the desert green grasshoppers were eaten by the birds since they stuck out like a sore thumb, and that just left these motley brown things.
One of my distant neighbors out for a walk. Needless to say there's plenty of walking available in the desert, and you can go just as far as your little legs will carry you and all the water you need to take.
Sun setting behind the bronco. When there are no clouds in the sky to make a pretty sunset, I have to get creative by doing goofy things like this.