2017 Spring time in the California desert 

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”

Harrier Ann Jacobs

Although the first day of spring was a few days ago, it did not feel like spring for us until today. The flowers have been blooming here for almost two weeks , but while taking out the trash this morning, I found a wave of caterpillars.  I was so unbelievably excited. My husband thought I had never seen a caterpillar before (I have seen them before) I think I was overly excited because we are in the desert.

Hyles lineata (hummingbird moth) caterpillar

Of course I googled them. They are White-Lined Sphinx Moth caterpillars (Hyles lineata). Also known as hummingbird Moths the adults are key pollinators for the desert lilies. They are also blooming right outside our door. I love the smell!!

 

This beautiful flora is the lemon lily (lilium parryi). I thought this was interesting.
I also found out that the hiles lineata caterpillar eat apples. We had apples with our oatmeal this particular morning, so one lucky guy or gal had a nice slice.

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Lemon Lily (lilium parryi)

Since it is spring and yesterday afternoon we had a small shower of rain everything seems more vibrant. Although it is a little windy  right now the sun is still shining and warm.Even our RV looks happy if that is possible.

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There are so many pretty flowers. Whenever I go outside it reminds me how happy and lucky we are to be able to have and live our lifestyle. Although it is not carefree by Any means, we are not stressed with our duties.That makes a big difference for me in comparing to our previous life.

I think we all understand that the RV lifestyle tends to be an ever learning experience.There is almost always something to learn or try that can help make a better nomadic life.

Seeing the caterpillars marching, pigeons, crows, occasional vulture flying, and lizards running makes me feel happier. Perhaps it is because of spring.Seeing life in motion tends to make us happy. Being three months into this year, so far other than my website work, I haven’t really had much to be happy about in general.  Now I feel otherwise. A renewed interest in learning, sharing, and well-being.  Spring time is wonderful in its effects.

I hope that my readers and others living the nomadic/RV lifestyle are having a renewed interest and wonderment in the coming spring and the rest of the 2017 year.

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