November 20, 2014 Overton Mesa, Nevada

View through the windshield for morning coffee
View through the windshield for morning coffee

More Sunrises, Colorful Valley of Fire Sandstone, and Desert Bighorns

Image above from this morning, sitting in my recliner having my morning cup of coffee. What a way to start your day! And this happens pretty much every morning. What a life, why I didn’t start sooner …. what an idiot!

As always, click on any image for a larger, sharper version.

Overton Mesa Sunrise
Overton Mesa Sunrise

Varying colors and cloud cover daily, but pretty spectacular most mornings.

Overton Mesa Sunrise
Overton Mesa Sunrise

While the east/west motorhome orientation for the solar panels doesn’t work so great with the strong north winds, it sure is nice as far as viewing sunrises goes.

Turkeys
Boys’ Club

I found these Toms gathered in the shade on the north side of the Overton Wildlife Refuge. I haven’t been able to figure out if this is a place to possibly get some bird shots or not. I can never find anyone there to ask about how exactly the place runs. Their website says the refuge is open to hunters on even numbered days, and closed to all others, yet a sign posted on their bulletin board state the exact opposite. There almost never are any cars parked in the small lot at the entrance and all the roads into the refuge are posted prohibiting vehicles. Guess I’ll try a few more times before I give up. Incidentally, there are 8 very nice primitive campsites located on the entry road to the refuge, just a few feet from Route 95. Level, partially sheltered by a screen of trees and suitable for just about any length RV. I’m guessing they are free since I don’t see any pay station. No water or dump station though and road noise could be a factor.

Valley of Fire

Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep

Look what I found yesterday morning! Yesterday morning I did a few miles of hiking in the Valley of Fire State Park and had one of my most productive days of photography in quite a while. Shot sandstone formations for about three hours around the Wave of Fire and then spent an hour or so tracking down a small band of desert bighorn sheep.

Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire

Took over 400 shots in all, and where I usually will quickly cull that number down to 50 or 60 to process for the 10 or 20 really good ones, I was only able to cull these down to about 200, and so am going to have to take a few days to get these images into a post.

Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire

 

 

 

 

 

Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire
Valley of Fire

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