Camping with My Pal Jason at The Oasis in The Desert Near Steens…

The Oasis Campsite
Lily from The Oasis in The Desert near Steens…
Jason with “Ritchie” The Friendly Rattlesnake Snake at the Oasis in The Desert Badlands near Steens…

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2961975417415024&id=100008077837032

Road to the Oasis in the desert badlands near Steens

It’s an adventure hanging with my pal, Jason. He’s the Snake Whisperer, you know…

Early morning about 4am last week, Jason, woke me up with a Zoom call. When I looked at him he started saying something about camping.

Then, he said with a laugh ‘n big shit eatin’ grin, “get over here, dude! We are going campin’ at the Oasis in the desert near Steens!”

I got up, without my boots on, showered, shaved ‘n stuff, got my saddle bags, and jumped on my dirty dirt bike. I was headed to the Oasis in the desert near Steens…

So, over hill ‘n dale, I road fast. My mind was set on a BBQ ‘n beer at the Oasis in the desert near Steens…

Seems we got a sudden invite from “Richie, ” The Friendly Rattlesnake, to go camping overnight. This was big!

Jason is a Snake Whisperer, you know. He can hear and sense Ritchie, from far away, you see…

Once I got there early afternoon ’bout 2 or so, Jason was already in his big rig ready for some fun action at the Oasis in the desert near Steens…

After a long drive to the Oasis in the desert near Steens, it was just before dark when we arrived. I still didn’t know what my pal, Jason, was up to. Maybe he was whispering to Ritchi, then…

While I put up the the pup tent for 2, Jason, sat with a beer visiting with Richie, his Rattlesnake buddy, who keeps a sharp eye on things at the Oasis near Steens…

Camping with Jason always includes his friends in the desert, or anywhere else we go. Richie, The Friendly Rattlesnake, is always there to meet us first. He checks things out so we are safe from other unfriendly critters hanging out at the Oasis at night…

Earlier, we discovered one lone desert Lily on the way at a small green patch in the desert. The Lily grows here in the spring when the desert is still wet and cool during the day…”

Jason loves to cook desert turnips, cactus apples, and his favorite roots as a veggie side, with a touch of his favorite Tiquila, too. For tonight, he cooks up a stir fry with generous pieces of smoked salmon we brought along for our camping adventure at the Oasis near Steens…

While I was cleaning up after dinner, Jason went with Richie looking for other new friends who might want to join us for a marshmellow or 2 by the fire. There’s a whole list of night time desert critters who love marshmallows cooked on a camp fire…

Some potential new friends might include these characters. Coyotes, skunks, bobcats, tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, peccaries, kangaroo rats, jack rabbits, owls and nightjars are just a few of the many, Jason would entertain… Jason loves them all, as one family in the desert Oasis near Steens…

“Jumpin’ Jack”
The desert Jack Rabbit from The Oasis in the desert near Steens… https://www.facebook.com/morgan.newberry.90

While I waited at the campsite, close to the fire, smoking a peyote pipe, Jason went off in the dark with Richie to keep them safe from bad dudes. I was thinking then, how we would share a desert dessert, of Cactus Apples and whipped honey cream when they return…

Richie, The Friendly Rattlesnake, likes to bite Cactus Apples for practice… He would have his favorite dinner delights later…

Jason, finally came back after being out for awhile. He left Richie behind, he had dinner waiting. Think it was a Jack Rabbit, I believe. He was swallowing it for a late supper near the Oasis swim hole…

Jason was holding something in his arms, as he sat down by the camp fire for a beer and smoked Salmon bits. “Who is your new friend?” I asked Jason while staring at glaring black eyes under his pouch…

“It’s a injured baby bobcat,” Jason whispered sadly as he comforted the little kitty. “What did you name her?” I whispered back at Jason…

“I named her “Baby Betsy Bobcat,” Jason said with a kind smile. “She was almost killed by a huge desert Owl, a sneaky devil sitting top of a tall Joshau Tree near the swim hole close to Richie’s pad…

Jason put Baby Betsy Bobcat in the tent with us for the night to help her heal up until early morn. Then, take her back to her mom, who was waiting anxiously for little Betsie to return…

Jason is a Snake Whisperer and healer too, you know. All the desert wildlife know this when Jason is there, camping nearby at the desert Oasis near Steens.

We couldn’t sleep that night. Baby Betsy Bobcat was getting better after awhile, when we finally fell asleep. Jason got up way before me to take Baby Betsy Bobcat back to her mom near the Oasis swim hole…

Ritchie, The Friendly Rattlesnake, watched out for Jason, while I got everything ready to go. After Jason checked the camp fire to be sure it was out, we jumped into the big rig and raced to the salt flats near Steens.

It was another beautiful day in the desert badlands near Steens. We didn’t say much on the way back. We didn’t need to…

Everything was said or not said. It’s an adventure hanging with my pal, Jason. He’s a Snake Whisperer, you know, a healer too…

I was already thinking about the next adventure to the Oasis in the desert near Steens. It was that way at the desert Oasis near Steens…

Heading across the Salt Flats in the desert near Steens with my pal, Jason…
Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan…

Please download my fun and uplifting book on Kindle app to your smartphone. Thank you for a review too!

“Steve ‘n Harry” Pals Forever!

“Steve ‘n Harry”

Steve ‘n Harry are my pals forever too. I see them both most days as they walk by and say, “hey Steve!”

You see, Steve is my name too. Harry is my middle name too…

Steve ‘n Harry, both stop and talk to me when they walk by. They like to chat about how much they love the neighborhood, especially the rain forest with all the birds and trees, and cool breezes from the sea..

Sometimes, “Ricky Raccoon and the kids” show up and want to chat and play too. But, they know running around in the neighborhood chasing Ricky Raccoon is not a good thing…

Sometimes too, “Sammy ‘n Stan and the Squirrel Gang” show up to see us chatting by their favorite tree. They like to stop for a chat high up in the trees…

“Hansel ‘n Gretle” our friendly Crow neighbors, find a spot near by to say hello too… We all talk, bark, chirp, and sing together, as neighbors who love each other in the rain forest by the sea…

I think we feel each other’s souls on these beautiful days in the Cove by the sea. We gather in harmony as one family, one neighborhood, one planet, living together in peace and love…

It is in these moments, I feel my soul. God follows all of us together as one, I know…

When it’s time for a walk in the rain forest down to the sea, Steve leads the way with Harry in tow. While our neighbors, Raccoons, Crows and Squirrels alike, go on with their day, we think of our next visit, on another beautiful day, in the rain forest by the sea…

We love all our neighbors here in the Cove by the sea. We love the cool breezes from the sea, and the birds singing in the tall trees, as we walk down to the little Cove by the sea…

Until next time, I wish only the best for all living things in our neighborhood by the sea. When I feel my my soul, God follows me to the sea…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan…
The Cove Raccoon kids at play…
Read all my stories of furry loved ones and wildlife friends in the Cove by the sea…

“Jason Evans at The Oasis in The Desert”

“Jason Evans at The Oasis in The Desert” Imagine this!
“Richie” The Friendly Rattlesnake with pal Jason at The Oasis in The Desert…

“When you haven’t seen another vehicle in 11 plus hours and woke up to the coyotes hollering at each other and have mooed at a few cows, passersby; still a fly is in your frame 💁🏻‍♂️” Jason Evans

I went for a drive with my pal, Jason, yesterday. It was a beautiful clear day in the remote desert valley below Steens…

I was looking forward to hooking up with Jason’s new best friend, “Ritchie” The Friendly Rattlesnake at the the Oasis in the desert next to Steens…

I couldn’t wait to jump in for a swim in the cool spring fed pond inside the Oasis in the desert. We were a long ways from humans here.

“It’s a good thing,” I mused to Jason, as we both looked at each other with smart ass grins and a laugh or two…

It’s a joy hanging out with Jason. He’s fun, and makes me think and dream about things we both love about nature and wildlife in the desert near Steens…

Solitude helps me to live in the moment with a peace of mind so spiritual and moving. My soul is at peace as we drive up to the Oasis in the desert near Steens…

“Richie” The Friendly Rattlesnake was waiting for us to arrive. He knows when Jason is coming. His soul tells him so…

Jason gets out with his friendly snake stick and walks slowly up to Richie, whispering something I did not understand. You see, Jason, is a Rattlesnake Whisperer…

Rattlesnakes Make Great Friends On The Trail…

Jason and Rattlesnakes love each other as friends in the Oasis by the Steens. “Ritchie”The Friendly Rattlesnake, is Jason’s new best friend in the Desert near Steens…

Richie, The Friendly Rattlesnake, stood back, bowed his head, and waved us by with his rattling tail. We could then enter the spring pond we imagined on the long drive here.

It was a good day in the Oasis near Steens… We imagined again the cool spring pond waiting for us near by…

We swam and bathed in the cool spring fed pond. It was here I felt God and the spirits move my soul.

In the meantime, Jason did not speak. He whispered things I couldn’t hear. You see, Jason, is a Rattlesnake Whisperer.

Jason’s soul whispers to me too. I can hear him now…

We didn’t speak on the drive back home. We whispered only to our souls looking back at the Oasis near Steens…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.
Heading back home with Jason and my soul…

“The Furry Loved Ones and Wildlife Friends Who Touch Our Hearts… Excerpt #2

“Downtown Willie Wabbit “

Downtown Willie Wabbit Returns to Banning Park

“The difference between the two us, though? He is a tough guy. I’m a lover not a fighter, to be sure…

That’s where Downtown Willie Wabbit comes in. He is a tough guy too…

Robbie Wabbit is more to my liking. He likes to make friends. Downtown Willie Wabbit likes to beat people up…

My bro likes to beat people up too, especially back then. He even beat neighborhood kids up to protect me and others in harms way…

My bro loves to help and protect others and me too. He’s a tough guy and kind too…”

Steve and Judy Sparks, “Children and Families in Life After Trauma”