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.






Thursday, October 14, 2010

Orange rain~SkyWatch Friday 101510





As I was driving to school this morning, I noticed that the sky here in our valley had clouds scattered around it. That was a good sign, so I stopped at one point to watch the sunrise. And, what a sunrise it was! There were patches of rain coming down, never hitting the ground, but evaporating along the way. And, for several minutes as the sun was rising, the sunlight struck the clouds and they turned orange! What a view! SkyWatch Friday for October 15, 2010.

6 comments:

Barb said...

That must have been amazing to see!

rohrerbot said...

These are amazing photos!!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Fantastica lingua di fuoco in questo cielo californiano !
Bella immagine :)
Buona giornata.
Myriam

Owlfarmer said...

The effect is pretty stunning--it looks like fire in the desert. Great shot--and good for you, pulling over to watch the sunrise. Once I get on the highway it's hard for me to get off, so I miss a lot of stunning possibilities. This is an inspiring sequence of photos!

nanny said...

Beautiful shots....I'll bet that was amazing to see!

Owlfarmer said...

Please get lovely, nostalgia-inspiring sky shots in the Owens Valley this weekend. I continue to envy you, but am glad somebody gets to visit!