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.






Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Palm Desert Visitor Center ~ That's My World 051110











I always love strolling through the Palm Desert Visitor Center's garden. It is interesting to watch it through the seasons. Right now the ocotillos are in full bloom and the prickly pear has also blossomed. May in the desert is a great time for many plants and I'm heading out to the Living Desert Reserve one afternoon to see what is blooming there! We have been fortunate (**knock on wood**) to have a fairly cool May. I remember last May...temperatures were in the 100's and we were (shudder) running our air conditioner almost daily! ACK! This May, we haven't even turned it on! YEAH! My aunt and uncle just moved here to Sun City from San Diego and they enjoy opening their windows and letting the cool morning air in every morning. That's My World for Tuesday, May 11, 2010. But, alas...SUMMER'S COMING!

5 comments:

Regina said...

Delightful! the weather is really great out there.

Have a wonderful week Diane.
xo

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos from the visitor center. I love the cactus! Our weather has been going up and down so much lately. Last night we had the heat on.

luna miranda said...

what a cool place to walk around. thanks for sharing your world.

Martha Z said...

The desert is lovely in the spring and our trips there this year have been very rewarding.

It has been unusually cool here in the Sacramento Valley as well. I hope that doesn't mean an unusully hot summer.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Molto bella la pianta grassa del Fico d'India...
Buona serata, quì in Italia sembra che la primavera sia solo di passaggio, il cielo è grigio e tende a piovere !