Home > Uncategorized > So Long, Ajo Arizona!

So Long, Ajo Arizona!

“I get the urge for going”

8H1A1785 (1)

It’s about that time of year again – the days are getting warmer and northern mountains, forests, and rivers call.

There should be a “moving on” from a winter in the desert like Joni Mitchell’s “I get the urge for going”:

I awoke today and found the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky, then it gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
And all trees are shivering in a naked row
I get the urge for going but I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown.

That’s such a beautiful song and it captures many of my melancholy and bittersweet moods and feelings, as I get the urge for and reflect upon going. (But I must admit that I prefer Tom Rush’s version, though)

Ajo is a cool little town – and there’s plenty of surrounding BLM desert lands to camp in.

Spectacular landscape – colors, light, vegetation. Lizards, small birds, wild burrows, javelina, bobcat, coyote, blazing sun, crystal clear blue skies, mountains, arroyo’s and crazy riot riparian vegetation. ¬†…… Silence. ….. ¬†Solitude.

The singing coyotes and swooping ravens kept Bouy busy this year in chase. And they both kept me up many a night – a pack of coyote singing followed by dog howling and barking!.

So, so long Ajo – maybe we meet again next year.

We got the urge for going – where? …..

8H1A0118 (1)

Categories: Uncategorized Tags:
You must be logged in to post a comment.