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.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Our daughter's birthday was this weekend. She's (cough, cough...29+2). You do the math! This is how she decorated her table. Aren't the sunflowers pretty? We all had a good time and had great food! Mellow Yellow for Monday, July 27, 2009.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I took these pics a year ago, in the spring, when the horses still had their winter coats. See how shaggy they were? I brought in a cone for them to play with, as horses do like to play! Scout, one of our mustangs, was the most interested in it. And, they were ALL very interested in the saddle pad! Sunday Stills Challenge for July 26, 2009~~"toys".
Saturday, July 25, 2009
These clouds developed up over the ranch yesterday afternoon and soon BOOM! There was thunder. Just a little bit, and then the storm moved on. I took this photo in the parking lot at the Paradise Cove Cafe, one of our favorite places to stop and eat. I had to drop my cat off at the vet and he wanted to keep him for a few hours yesterday, so I stopped at Paradise for a half sandwich and soup. I got some sprinkles coming back down the mountain, in Pinyon Pines. Today I'm driving up to Idyllwild to have breakfast with my aunt and uncle, who are driving up from San Diego.
Friday, July 24, 2009
While we are baking and MELTING in our desert heat this month, I thought I would post this photo from a winter not too many years ago. I guess we all yearn for winter during summer and for summer during winter! That is Mt. San Jacinto, near Palm Springs, CA. SkyWatch Friday for July 24, 2009.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Just 40 minutes from the desert valley floor lies Garner Valley. Surrounded by tall pine trees, the Garner Cattle Ranch lies in the middle of the valley. For desert dwellers who wish to escape the heat, GV is right on the way to Idyllwild. These cattle certainly were enjoying the cooler temps on Sunday! That's My World for Tuesday, July 21, 2009.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Hubby and I took this forest service road which is west of the San Francisco Peaks, near Flagstaff, AZ. From it, we saw a herd of elk and a kit fox. The fox was sitting in the middle of the road on our way back, but by the time hubby grabbed his camera, the fox was gone. Sometimes it is fun to take these dirt roads and get off the main highways. Scenic Sunday for July 18, 2009.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
When I took a few days off and went to San Diego to visit my aunt and uncle, after Beauty's untimely death, they took me to a beautiful restaurant. We got there early, sat outside by the fountain, and ate appetizers. It was so peaceful and helped me to clear my mind. I don't remember the name of it, but I would love to return someday. That's My World for Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Hubby and I just returned from a trip to Arizona. I was hoping it would mend my broken heart. We visited Prescott, Flagstaff, and Sunset Volcano. We found a WONDERFUL place to eat: Brandy's Restaurant and Bakery, in the Safeway shopping center in Flagstaff. We ate breakfast, lunch, and 2 dinners there and enjoyed the food and company. Unfortunately, we had to return home a few days early for a family matter. But, I missed the dogs, the cats, and of course, our remaining horses! These are some Arizona photos.