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.






Saturday, January 15, 2011

Aspen and snow~Scenic Sunday 111611









Oh, gosh! I didn't realize that I hadn't posted for several days and all of a sudden, it's SUNDAY! Where did the time go? Hubby and I decided to drive over to Arizona for the weekend, since he is off work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and I have a 3 day weekend from school. So, we packed up the XTerra and off we went to the Desert Ridge Villas near Scottsdale. During breakfast, hubby said, "Let's go out to Taleisen West and take some photos," so off we went. Then he remarked that we should drive up to Payson and "maybe" drive up to the Mogollon Rim and then see how much snow was there...it turns out that there was a LOT of snow up on the rim. We stopped at our favorite aspen road and since the road was open and plowed, we drove down it. I'm glad we did! We found another grove of aspen in the snow and we stopped to photograph them against the white background. Today was just a case of "let's just GET IN THE CAR AND GO!" We really didn't have a plan or an agenda, we just WENT! I'm glad we did! :-) Scenic Sunday for January 16, 2011.

5 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Molto limpide e belle queste immagini.
Buona serata.
Myriam :)

Canyon Girl said...

Sounds like you had a great time with some pretty pictures to show for it too.--Inger

KT said...

The snow looks so white! Here in Chicagoland, it is stale and grey.

Did you enjoy Taleisen West? I have never been there. A architect friend of mine moved out to Scottsdale about 10 years ago and did like it a lot.

While we have never made it to Scottsdale, we were in Flagstaff and Sedona a number of years ago and just loved it.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

It looks lovely and the snow just makes it even prettier. We like to take spur of the moment trips too.

Ann said...

This looks like a scene for A jAMES bOND MOVIE.