My alarm went off at its usual pre-sunrise time of 5:20 this morning. As a non-morning person, I gotta admit I’m looking forward to daylight savings time. Anyway, I headed out the door a few minutes later and saw that the sky was full of clouds – clouds that hadn’t been in the forecast. So, I make a last minute decision to head to a more distant location - a place better situated for the sunrise. Well, I ended up watching a spectacular sunrise through the windshield instead of the viewfinder.
Speaking of clouds – a few moved in briefly on Wednesday afternoon. Cloudy weather provides the perfect defused light for wildlife, so I headed to Borrego Palm Canyon in search of desert bighorn. I spotted two small rams not too high up on the hillside and decided to slowly climb up to them. Over time, I eventually got close to the one you see pictured here. I decided to just sit there and take in the wonderful opportunity of being so close to such a magnificent, rare animal. After a bit of time he eventually laid his head down and closed his eyes! Talk about trust.
I also found the band of ewes with new born lambs which I have been keeping an eye on. I hoped they would come down for a drink. It seemed like they were starting to come down the busy trail area where I have seem them before, but then they too decided to rest. I watched and waited until dark, but they never did come down, but it was still a wonderful day in the desert!