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.






Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cheetah~ABC Wednesday for February 4, 2009




C is for cheetah~~
We LOVE to visit the Living Desert Reserve in Palm Desert and we often head over to the cheetah enclosure to spot them. On this morning, they had just released them and this one was sitting up on his bluff, overlooking the hills. Maybe he was looking over at the African cattle? We don't always see them, so when we do, we enjoy observing them. They are so quiet! This one started to move off to another spot and we didn't hear a thing. For more entries, please visit: http://abcwednesdayround3.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Love Big Cats (and Palm Desert too)!!

Tash said...

these are just great!
We were there just last December (didn't have far to go but we come to our Timeshare once a year), just love the Air Museum and the Desert museum. I can't wait for 'G'.
Glad you are posting photos of this lovely area.

Lene said...

I have never seen one for real! Amazing and majestic :)

Pernill@ said...

Absolutely lovely pictures.
Nice interpitation of the letter C.The colours are so beautiful
Greetings from Sweden.

Diane C. said...

Your cheetah is gorgeous! When I looked at your first picture, I thought it was a statue or something. How great that you can see real chetahs at the Living Desert Preserve.

Jay said...

What a wonderful place! I would enjoy going there, too - and those are great pictures!

Oh behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thanks for taking part. :)

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...especially when enlarged...love the first with the trees framing...great C choice...

photowannabe said...

Great framing on that first shot. Cheetahs are such sleek animals.