First Impressions

I’ve done my best to verbally convey my first impressions of real desert. I suppose, if you found me in the same environs in mid-August trying to re-shoe the donkey, I might have a different perspective. Would it be be my soul for a Popsicle and how’s the weather in the Gulf Islands?

 I spent an interesting few hours in a place called Randsburg, well up in the Mojave Desert. It is inundated with off-road motor-heads who love noise, dust and the wild abandon of ripping up the desert. However, their dollars keep the old mining town alive and for me the place was a fantastic photo opportunity. I could spend days there as the light changed and new colours and textures are revealed. This blog will be a simple photo essay from one afternoon in Randsburg and the area nearby.. I hope you like it.  The photos selected were a tough choice. First impressions are often lasting impressions so I have taken some artistic liberty  with a few shots. There’s nothing wrong with your computer.

The pause that refreshes

The pause that refreshes

When a tree falls in the desert... ...yeah probably1

When a tree falls in the desert…
…yeah probably!

That old tiny feeling

That old tiny feeling

A kindle bush

A kindling bush, well that’s what I call it.

Rattling-dry mellons

Rattling-dry melons

Boom and bust

Boom and bust

Complete with optional donkey hitch

Complete with optional donkey hitch

Honest Pedro's Used RVs and Trucks

Honest Pedro’s Used RVs and Trucks

Moved, address unknown

Moved, address unknown

Junk Mail

Junk Mail

The mailman always shots twice

The mailman always shots twice

I always wonder where this guy lived

I always wondered where this guy lived, the note under the rock describes a lost dog

There's always one!

There’s always one!

Homeland Security

Homeland Security

Hot Mail

Hot Mail

At the Corner of See More and DoLess

At the Corner of See More and Do Less

Dry Oasis

Dry Oasis

Eat Here and Get Gas

Eat Here and Get Gas

After almost hitting an elephant on a road in Mexico, I'll believe anything

After almost hitting an elephant on a road in Mexico, I’ll believe anything.

First Impression

First Impression

Randsburg

Randsburg

Putting up a front

Putting up a front

I'll have two floozies with a side of fries

I’ll have two floozies with a side of fries

If we ain't got it, you don't need it

If we ain’t got it, you don’t need it

Never driven on pavement

Never driven on pavement

No comment

No comment

A beautiful little beast

A beautiful little beast

A doom...I mean dune buggy with compulsory trophy chick zoom, zoom baby

A doom…I mean dune buggy, with compulsory trophy chick
Zoom, zoom baby!

Old VW's never die

Old VW’s never die

Getting away from it all

Getting away from it all

A picture's worth a thousand words

A picture’s worth a thousand words

Doobees are us

Doobees are us

The job

The job

Yeah really!

Yeah really!

In the desert I sailed a boat with no name

In the desert I sailed a boat with no name

How do you play these things?

How do you play these things?

My kind of lawns

My kind of lawns

A truly civilized community provides public washroom in it the town center

A truly civilized community provides public washrooms in the town center

Indigenous gardening

Indigenous gardening

Original paint

Original paint

Snob Hill

Snob Hill

Pit Prop[ Presbyterian

Pit Prop Presbyterian

Once, someone shut off the ignition and stepped out of this car for the last time

Once, someone shut off the ignition and stepped out of this car for the last time

He was in the pink

He was in the pink

Slivers and old nails

Slivers and old nails

The old man remembered growing up in a small house at the edge of town

The old man remembered growing up in a small house at the edge of town

4 responses to “First Impressions

  1. The desert is big huh? So much open with so much quiet. Lotta lost dreams out there. Great trip Fred. George

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    • George:
      Good as ever to hear from you. Actually you have inspired me and got me thinking this way. I’m thinking Albin25 on a trailer. I’d need a bigger truck but the thought works for me. Looking forward to chucking ideas around with you. Thanks, Best, Fred

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