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, December 23, 2010

Mountain, snow, palms, and moon~SkyWatch Friday 122310

I woke up early this morning and looked outside and saw STARS! YES!~(happy dance!) No more rain! Phew! After all the flooding yesterday in the desert, many roads are still closed today and the main wash through the desert still has water running through it. Desert Hot Springs is a horrible mess and Thousand Palms Canyon Road is still closed. There were several homes up there that were flooded. New rainfall records were set in Palm Springs and other outlying areas. Temecula got 12 inches of rain, Hemet got 11 inches, Beaumont got 8 inches! After my walk, I stopped and bought groceries for today and we are getting ready to enjoy Christmas with our family. May you and yours have a Merry Christmas! SkyWatch Friday for December 23, 2010.

4 comments:

Sally in WA said...

Great photo, Cheryl Ann. I am glad the rains have stopped for you. Those rainfall amounts are unbelievable!

Have a very merry Christmas!

J Bar said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful Sky Watch posting!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

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Nature Rambles said...

That's a very beautiful sight!

Merry Christmas!