Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sterling in Anza Borrego

We took a day trip out to Anza Borrego to visit the sculptures and take some photos of Sterling next to them. The last time Sterling, Ethyl and I visited was in 2010. I tried to recreate the photos of him with the sculptures that we had from that visit. But the most rewarding photos of all were the ones that were not recreated. They were just Sterling being Sterling.

When I looked at the weather forecast for the day, it called for high winds with times of zero visibility. I don't often get a weekday off from work and we had planned this trip so we went for it. It was an experience that is for sure. There were times when that sand blew so hard it DID create zero visibility. Not to mention stinging the heck out of any exposed skin. It wasn't always blowing sand and we did get periods of relative calm. It was all worth it though and we managed to have a truly great time.

You can view all of the photos of the day here. You'll see the old photos from 6 years ago next to some of them. Sterling has done some major growing. He is such a good sport and is creative and playful in front of a camera. He makes up for his two brothers who are horribly photo-phobic! I'll post some of my favorite of the day here, but really check out the gallery for the then and now comparisons. 

Ever smell a camel fart?

Mr. Casual, even on the back of a dragon.


Never a good idea to get between a mom and her babies!

He got blown right off his feet in the next photo


  1. Oh, LaRee, such great shots! So clear (except for the blowing sand!) and sharp! Nicely done. It was a great day.

    1. It definitely wouldn't have been the same without you! Thanks for joining and supporting the adventure!

  2. The blowing sand one at the end is my favorite. Looks like something out of 50's sic-fi movie. Perhaps my all time favorite movie, Them! You might try converting that one to black & white. By the way, I hope Sterling's tetanus vaccination is up to date.

    1. Ha! Good point about Sterling's tetanus being up to date. He did get a couple pokes from those sculptures.