Favorite Travel Quotes

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."
-- Mark Twain
Innocents Abroad

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey." -- Fitzhugh Mullan

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

Storm Clouds

©Bert Gildart: Every winter Anza Borrego gets battered by an occasional storm that carries with it rain and snow and sometimes high winds.  Conditions associated with winds can create interesting photo conditions just as they did this morning right after sunrise.

At the time I took this photo winds were kicking up sand — and so the atmosphere darkened the sun — meaning that those of us camped at the Springs of Borrego were treated to some rather dramatic views.  Other campers also appreciated the sunrise and several waved as I clicked off enough images to assure myself that I had an image not blurred by camera motion, which could have resulted as the harsh winds shoved me from side to side.


Sun muted by sands kicked up by raw winds

And speaking of other campers – and on another subject altogether – I’ve been absolutely amazed to discover that although there are literally hundreds of other campers parked here, that only one person had posted a sticker on his or her vehicle that even hinted of politics.  Seems as though this group is more interested in getting along with their neighbors – and sharing a sunrise – than are those we might find back home.

And, oh, that one sticker – what did it say?  It simple said: VOTE.

Maybe politicians from both parties should forget Congressional storm clouds and embark on a long camping trip.






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2 Responses to “Storm Clouds”

  1. Leigh Says:

    LOVE that picture!

  2. Tom & Sandi Palesch Says:

    Great pic Bert. It really catches the drama of the weather there.