Monday, 4 February 2008

Cold and Rainy!

Today was just an awful day weatherwise. It rained all night and was still raining when I got up. It rained on and off all day and the temperature hovered around 41F (5C). They had forecast 54F (12C) but it never got anywhere near that.

Around noon we took a short drive around the park and got some photos of Pass Mountain in the clouds.

See how green the desert is after all the rain

We had quite a few birds around, our little piggy, the gila woodpecker as well as one of our little hummingbirds was at the hummingbird feeder on and off today. We didn't see much inside the park so went out of the park for a bit and were just coming north on Usery Pass Road when these two javelina crossed the road right in front of us. We haven't seen many of these in the wild since we've been on the road so it was nice to see them.

I watched some TV this afternoon and did some online jigsaw puzzles.

Around 4:30 p.m. Gordon noticed that our favorite mountains, the Superstitions had SNOW on them. Not surprising considering how cold and wet it's been today so away we went to take photos. His other favorites, Four Peaks were in the clouds. We went over to Apache Trail and took some close ups of the Superstitions and stayed there for sunset. On our way out of the park there was a little coyote running around but he was too fast for us! Gordon also said that when he was sitting in his recliner before I got up this morning two coyotes ran by on the road, one so close to the RV that he couldn't even see his feet as he passed by. Guess they were looking for somewhere warm today too!

Red Mountain in clouds

Snow on the Superstition Mountains

A close up of the Superstition Mountains

Superstition Mountains at sunset

Tonight's sunset taken from the ghost town (turned tourist trap) of Goldfield on the Apache Trail

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