IMAG0105They always say the best camera is the one you have with you.  So I did what I could fumbling with my phone camera, while still getting used to where the power window buttons are on the Jeep, to capture the scene driving to Reno to pick up Jim and Shelby.


I’ve become accustomed to driving attentively on this curvy and hilly stretch of road between our boondocking spot and I80.  The first traffic I passed was a buck with small nubby antlers.  A little further down the road two fawns bearing the white spots of their youth were standing by the road.

I was still smiling about those images while dodging the chipmunks that dart across the road (really, chippies, why not pick a side and stay on it?!) when I caught just a glimpse of something large moving across the road around the next bend.


What in the world? Too big for a dog, too small for a horse.


IMAG0097Well of course, why didn’t I think of this?  It was about 150 sheep being herded from their grazing area on a hill, across the road, to refresh themselves in Stampede Reservoir.  The image was complete with the sheep dogs and herder whistling commands.


If you follow our blog you will be shocked at the low quality of these photos. They are from my not-so-smart phone, but at least they somewhat capture the scene. You can even see the black sheep in the lower photo!


One of the things I really enjoy about this gypsies-with-jobs lifestyle is you never know what’s going to be around the next bend.

3 thoughts on “Morning commute: National forest style

  1. It’s a good thing you have a good eye for details. Those beige sheep blend in pretty well with the landscape!

  2. Sounds like a tough commute. What a wonderful experience-for those that have the courage to explore “the road less traveled.”


  3. I live somewhat vicariously through your adventures!! lol And yes! chippies pick a side. They are just like that up here in Canada too! Scurry and scatter just when you are driving down the road.

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