The day after…

View of the Huachuca Mountains on Wednesday. The snow on the mountains is what was happening under yesterday’s cloud cover. The view in the photo is looking towards the south and Miller Peak, the tallest peak in the mountains at an elevation of 9,466 feet.

Sierra Vista sky…

Our home base in Arizona is Sierra Vista, a small city southwest of Tucson and home to Fort Huachuca Army installation, where my stepson Brian is station as an instructor. The city is in a valley, elevation 4,633 feet,  surrounded by the Huachuca Mountains. It has been raining on and off all day, and as we left our motor home late this afternoon the clouds covering the mountains were magnificent. A little later, when we pulled into a parking lot in town, I took a…Continue Reading “Sierra Vista sky…”

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter…

Today we drove into an unexpected snowstorm. We were closely monitoring the weather along our route, and to avoid a snowstorm we diverted off I-10 at El Paso and headed due east along the Mexican border. Our destination for the night was Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, New Mexico — about a mile north of the border. About 10 miles from town it started to snow-shower, and by the we set up the RV it was a near blizzard. Just before sunset the snow…Continue Reading “It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter…”

Wind Power & garbage…

Why mention wind power and garbage in the same phrase? We were driving on Interstate 10 through west Texas, surrounded by a huge wind farm that went on for miles and miles. We stopped the RV and I climbed a small hill to get some pictures — which I did, with all three of my cameras ( more about that in another post). And, surrounding me on the hill was garbage – everywhere. So depressing to think that people would pass through this amazing landscape,…Continue Reading “Wind Power & garbage…”

Views From the Passenger Seat…West Texas

Today we are driving through West Texas. Desolate is probably to best way to describe it. This being Texas, we passes the expected oil field; and the wind farms high above us on the Stockton Plateau. The wide angle iPhoto lens makes it difficult to capture objects in the distance. For the oil well and wind turbines I used the built in digital zoom, which produces a lot of noise.