Sunrise over the Kofa Mountains
Normally, I'm up too late for sunrise, but this morning, I woke to the sound of rain on the trailer. I was enjoying the sounds when Fay Wray realized I was awake and began her morning campaign to get me up: meowing, bouncing off the walls of the trailer, landing on me, using me as a launchpad - in short, making it impossible to consider going back to sleep.
Seemed like a good project day
I brought a roll of reflectix insulation along and several weeks ago fitted a panel for the back window. It has worked really well to keep the sun/heat out of the trailer. I decided today I would cut panels for the rest of the windows - not needed now but if , in the future, I'm camping someplace really cold, they'll help to insulate against the cold. The non-opening windows all have a handy channel that the reflectix fits into nicely. For the opening windows, I cut the panels to fit the frame. The next time I'm in town, I'll pick up some Velcro 'dots' and use that to stick the panels to the window frames. Meanwhile, the panels fold up and fit very neatly under the dinette seat.
No pictures of the reflectix panels, so these saguaro will have to do
|Some cactus play by the rules|
|Others dance to their own music!|
I've heard that when folks say "the desert smells like rain", the smell is the fragrant creosote bush. Tonight, as scattered rain continues, I can validate the saying! My trailer is smelling like incense.
|Can you see the little hummer in the middle of this creosote bush?|