DAY THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY
The calendar still says Autumn but the weather outside says Winter. It's cold here in the desert; the high temperature here today was 67º.
As I started up the trail to the Palm Desert Cross a hiker coming down asked me if I liked wind. It was really blowing up top.
A storm is starting to blow in and we've got with some big puffy clouds.
There's a shrine builder on the loose in Palm Desert. They've built a bunch of these little things on the Hopalong Cassidy Trail and now they've started here. Someone has just a bit too much time on their hands.
The sky is cloudy to the west but there's just enough light coming through to make the cross glow.
The wind won't be a problem for the cross with its ample guylines.
I'm looking forward to a little rain here in the desert. There's nothing better than the desert in bloom after a good winter of rain.