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.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Yellow flowers and EARTHQUAKE! Mellow Yellow for 040510

I found these pretty yellow flowers at the Palm Desert Visitor's Center. I was out and about early Saturday morning. Today it is windy and cloudy and cool. Go figure. Most spring breaks are fairly warm, with temps in the 90's, but this week, it will only get up to 88 by Tuesday. That's GREAT! And, yes, we felt the rocking and rolling from yesterday's 7.2 earthquake near Mexicali. Our kitten went running down the hallway, our wine glasses, in their rack, were bumping into each other, and it sounded like a freight train rumbling through the valley! I ran to a doorway and held on! Hubby got up from his computer, too, and headed for a doorway! Of course, we drove out to check on our daughter and son-in-law and our son's house, too! We had to make sure everybody was okay (they were fine, but our daughter dove under her countertop!) We've had two 5.1 aftershocks already this morning and will probably get more today. Mellow Yellow for Monday, April 5, 2010.


lina@home sweet home said...

Beautiful yellow flowers...

How's your condition now, after the earthquake?

Shey said...

Lovely flowers. A happy sight to behold. The earthquake sounds scary. Glad to know you & family's doing fine.

®osadimaggio63 said...

ho ascoltato la notizia del terremoto al telegiornale... tremendo !
Spero nulla di rotto nelle vostre case e alle vostre cose !
Un abbraccio :-)