Cool, crisp mountain air ~ the Reno, Nevada area was just the place I needed for a few days after all the desert heat, dust and dry hot winds.
I got the last space at Gold Ranch RV which sits in the mountains right on the border of Nevada and California. The ponderosa pines, wild sage and wildlife all made me feel right at home.
This little one was right outside my home on wheels. I photographed her through a window and screen. How precious ~
During my 4 days here, I was invited to brunch at Harrah’s in Reno by a cyber friend, fellow blogger, Connie and her husband, Doug. It was our first “in person” meet-up. We talked and laughed like old friends sharing a wonderful made to order meal. Kindred spirits are a rare find and always a treasure.
Hiking at Donner Lake was another treat. There was a blustery wind coming off the lake as I walked the trail. I felt like I was transported back to the lakes of my home state, Pennsylvania. I so miss all the wonderful people there who shared many an outdoor adventure with me.
At the lake, a chipmunk even stopped to pose for me, for like 3 seconds…then whoosh, off it scurried.
My brother,Joe, once caught a chipmunk. He put it in a cage. Dad told him he should let it go because it was wild and would be unhappy and die. Joe kept it; after 3 days it died. Joe never caught another chipmunk after that….ever again.
It is always a wonder and a joy to be outdoors where the wild things are, to share their world but not intrude.
Outdoors with nature ~ my place of worship. It is the one true home I return to.
oxo ~ Annie