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, March 10, 2009

Sign of the times~~That's My World for Tuesday, March 10, 2009











We love to get in the car and go exploring up in our local mountains! Our horses are up there anyway, but sometimes we just drive other places, armed with cameras! Sunday afternoon we drove through Garner Valley, past the old Garner Valley Realty. Much to our surprise, the building was in disrepair, old, and vacant. In its prime, it was a busy place. And, the sign out front was amusing...a realty office for sale! I have always loved that office~~30 years ago it was where we bought our 5 acres in Garner Valley. We had it for several years and parked our VW van on it and went hiking on the weekends. But, then I got pregnant and we had a baby to support and we couldn't support both on one income, so we sold the property. I miss hiking in Garner Valley, but my cousin, Valerie, lives there and so I still have a chance to visit! Last summer she took one of my horses, Beauty, and boarded her for the summer and saddle broke her. This summer, she'll take another one of our horses, so I'll have many opportunities to visit GV! That's My World for Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

5 comments:

Hilda said...

Horses, mountains, acres and hiking — your world is so different from mine! And it sounds wonderful!

That realty office looks like it'll make for a nice home.

Sylvia K said...

That is a sad commentary on all of our world's today! But the shots are great! Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

It's always sad when places that were so vibrant become vacant. Looks like a nice place to hike.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Certainly is a sign of the times isn't it?

Diane C. said...

That is weird, a realty office for sale! Seems like it would be fun to fix up a place like that. I like all those windows. The newer houses around here seem to skimp on the windows.