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, March 17, 2010

Living Desert Reserve, siesta, and horns~Outdoor Wednesday 031710
















I REALLY needed my afternoon walk yesterday! It was a rough day at school and I needed to "depressurize"! When I got to the Living Desert, I headed toward the African village to see what was new there. I always love to walk by the wart hog exhibit. They now have little statues in front of their enclosure and one of them was busy taking a siesta! Who wouldn't? It was about 82 degrees yesterday and the sun felt SO GOOD!!! I opted to not wear my denim long-sleeved shirt and try to stick to shady areas, just to feel the warm sun. I also love to walk by their little railroad exhibit. It's a great place for the kids to stop and look at all the trains. There is even a miniature Grand Canyon as part of the train exhibit! And, now there are tents for overnight camping at the Living Desert! When I was there yesterday, the African cattle were making quite a bit of noise. I guess they wanted their afternoon meal! Look at the horns on this one! It was a great afternoon to be outdoors!

5 comments:

Denise said...

What a neat place to walk around.

Carolyn Ford said...

That would be a very nice place to de-pressurize! Every walk would bring different sights and sounds in a place like that. Good idea and certainly better than walking into a bar!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a fun place and a great day. Great photos, neat train garden.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What an interesting place to visit. Thank you for taking us with you!

~ Tracy

WorldLens said...

I love those big long horned cattle at the Living Desert. The park is just down the road from me and I drive past it every day, yet I haven't bought a membership! Shame on me. Oh well, I can live vicariously through your wonderful photos.