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.






Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scenic Sunday~~Whitewater preserve





































Yesterday hubby and I decided to get out for my birthday. He had been wanting to go out to the Whitewater preserve, so into the car we hopped, cameras and all. Between us, we had 5 cameras! Our mountains still had the snow from a storm earlier this week and we wanted to take some photos before the next one moved in, probably late tonight. It's nice having a four-day weekend to get out and explore!

The mountains still had a lot of snow and from the preserve, we got a wonderful view of them! If you take the Whitewater road, you'll go up about 4.5 miles to the preserve, which also has a fish hatchery. You can park and explore the many trails there. They also have picnic tables. I've tried to also include some of those photos so that you can see what's up there. It's a great place to take the family and do some hiking. On one of his visits there, without me, hubby spotted bighorn sheep up on one of the ridges!

Scenic Sunday for February 15, 2009. For more Scenic Sunday photos, please visit: http://scenicsunday.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday!! Looks like you had a beautiful day & you took some gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing them with us:)

VALKYRIEN said...

Happy birthday! Looks like a great day for taking pictures! Would have loved to visit a place like that!

Diane C. said...

What a beautiful way to spend your birthday, exploring Whitewater preserve with cameras. I love the pathway in your first photo, it looks so inviting, and the fish hatchery looks interesting too. Happy Birthday!

Barbara said...

Hope your birthday was a special one. Whitewater preserve looks to have a ton of wonderful areas to explore.
Smiles B

Shinade said...

Happy Birthday and what a great present you have for us. These photos are beautiful. I love the dessert myself. I always try to get as many shots as possible when we go through N.M., Arizona,Utah, and California!!

thanks for sharing your day with us!:-)

Tricia said...

The mountains, of course, catch my eye 1st - then, the hatchery! That water is so clear, I guess from the mountains! Beautiful photos every one!!!

Sara Chapman said...

Happy Birthday! These look great. I love the sunshine, looks so inviting and energizing. Hi from Seattle in the Pacific Northwest.

Hilda said...

Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day! Gorgeous photos! And a belated happy birthday to you!