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.






Friday, January 22, 2010

Mountains and fog~SkyWatch Friday 012210











Yesterday afternoon I drove back to the mountains where I took my header photo. It is on the way to where I board my horses and I drive this road every weekend and, during spring and fall, when there is still daylight after school, I also drive it at least one time during the week. Yesterday the mountains were covered with clouds, it was raining, and it was COLD! Icy rain was falling. I didn't drive up the road as our desert soils are saturated after five days of rain this week. Scattered showers are forecast today, but tomorrow should be sunny and clear again! I can't wait to see all the snow on these mountains tomorrow. I love these mountains. At times it seems like they are actually living, breathing things! Maybe it is because of the changes in weather and altitude? SkyWatch Friday for January 22, 2010.




7 comments:

Bill S. said...

Oh - how the cascading fog steals the views from us. It is amazing how fog appears and then disappears very shortly at times.

Love the photos.

desertsandbeyond said...

This was especially unusual for our mountains. I actually don't remember another storm like this one! It is still lingering today! I may take a drive back up there today and take some more photos.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love the fog when I am not driving and there is no danger...it's so mysterious as it moves in and out of valleys. I, too, can't wait to see the mountains when the curtain opens for the show, tomorrow!

Judy said...

I never thought of the desert having fog...
Great shots!

Patti said...

I really like the contrast between the rocks and the fog. And I love the desert! Thanks for stopping by my blog, nice to see yours!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

The sky is absent but the photos are great!

Powell River Books said...

What a terrible storm you have had down south. You need the water, but not all at once, washing away everything in it's path and not soaking into the soil. When we get rains in Coastal BC this time of year we can count on a day or more of fog afterward rather than the sun as predicted. - Margy