I just thought I'd take a little break today and post some pics of the wildflowers and flower seeds which are now blooming in my garden. Ahhhh....can you smell them? I enjoy their color and so do the hummingbirds! Now, go out and enjoy your day!
Deserts and Beyond
Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I was complaining that there weren't many mountain lupines this year and then last weekend, up near Anza, CA, I found these! There were two other, darker patches up on the mountain road, but they were on spots without turnouts or enough road to safely walk out on it without being hit by traffic. So, I settled for these. They are a little bit pale, but at least they are blooming. There are a couple of patches of California poppies nearby, too. So, our spring hasn't been a total washout! Aren't they pretty? Our World Tuesday for May 21, 2013. To visit OWT, please go to: http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
I was able to book one of the cabins at our favorite lodge up in Idyllwild this past weekend, at the Silver Pines Lodge. They have 3 individual cabins as well as some in the main lodge. They also have a triplex and a duplex, which I'd like to rent one weekend. Several Pacific Crest trail hikers were in the smaller rooms in the triplex and duplex. They were "off trail" for the weekend, chowing down some decent food and taking long, hot showers! Idyllwild is not far off the trail and it gets many, many hikers who stop there for food, mail, and a night in a cabin. Can't blame them, that's for sure! Unfortunately, for them, it is downhill from Idyllwild, into the desert, then through Whitewater Canyon, and up to Big Bear. From Big Bear, it's BACK down into the high desert, then Tehachipi, then another LONG desert spell, and then finally the eastern Sierra. I wanted a couple of them about the high temps forecast here next week...it will be in the 100's as they make their downward trek. And, this year, water is scarce. I wish them all good luck! Anyway, the grandson and his parents came with us and a good, restful weekend was had by all. It's interesting how just getting out of the desert heat can be so restful. Hubby took a nap Saturday afternoon and he told me he hasn't been that relaxed for a LONG time! Here are a few pics from our weekend...more to come during the week. That's the view from our cabin's long back porch (and the grandson off to see the blue jays) in the top photo. The 3rd one shows the lodge and cabins around it. We were in one of the 3 cabins which are separate from all of those other ones. Our cabin has a HUGE, long back porch with a wooden railing. The one next door has a back porch deck (which you can see), and the first cabin just has a little wooden deck.