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 24, 2010

Looking This Way and That~This Way Thursday 022510




This is my favorite road in Pinyon. And, when I drove up there early Sunday morning, I was greeted with sideways blowing, COLD rain to the south, and clear blue sky to the north. Go figure! That's one thing I love about these mountains~how quickly the weather can change on them. There was a double rainbow off to the west, with the sideways rain, but on the east and north, sunlight! I decided to continue on my way up to my horses and by the time I returned, about an hour later to this same spot, the clouds were completely gone! That's life on the mountain! I have a good friend who lives up there and if it weren't for the fact that all the lots are only one acre, I would move there. But, with five horses, I need more than an acre! It's only a 10 minute drive up and down the hill and the weather is so much more interesting than the desert. And, in summer, of course, being at 3,000 feet is much more enjoyable than being on the desert floor and temperatures in the 120's at times! So, for now, I enjoy driving up there, visiting my friend, and then continuing up the mountain to my horses. But, I certainly do love these mountains!

3 comments:

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful scenery, for sure! Makes me long for our Arizona home.

Carolyn Ford said...

Fabulous weather patterns! Winter is so amazing in our deserts and mountains!

Lorac said...

Especially love the second shot showing the rain. Good catch!