Last week my husband and I spent a few days in the East Mojave desert. We wanted to do a bit of debris removal from a property we bought a couple years ago—taking advantage of the mild weather this time of year. A highlight on Friday was our first sighting of the Western Screech Owl that lives in a box the previous owners put on the outside of the cabin. He (or she?) sat and watched us through half-open eyes as we worked.
We also had an opportunity to wander a bit on Saturday afternoon. Just a couple miles outside Goffs, California, we discovered a lush area that obviously benefitted from the rains. It's always fun to see the desert so decorated this time of year.
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