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, January 20, 2011

Cottonwoods and blue sky~SkyWatch Friday 012111

We've had beautiful, clear blue skies here in southern California the last several days. On Sunday, I drove up to work my horses and spotted these cottonwood trees along one road. I looked closer and saw some buds starting to come out on them, but for now they look bare against the blue sky. SkyWatch Friday for January 21, 2011.


The Write Girl said...

I love the brilliant blue sky and the bare trees awaiting spring. Great sky shot.

ladyfi said...

Bare trees against fabulous blue skies - they are like poems! Great shot.

Owlfarmer said...

Cottonwoods, full or bare, are the most nostalgia-bearing trees in the world for me. The power station along the aqueduct south of Lone Pine is called Cottonwood, and I spent several happy childhood summers there while my grandfather managed the plant. Nowadays, whenever I catch that aspeny smell, I'm transported. Thanks for reminding me!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Particolare foto, con dietro un meraviglioso cielo blu.
Buona serata.

Teresa said...

Hi, Just found your blog....I was searching for other "desert bloggers" and found this one but I see you have others too.

My blog is

I love that native american flute it on my blog, too.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wow, what a beautiful sight! Love this shot!

MarieElizabeth said...

I miss blue skies, happy you have them!