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.






Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Desert weather~Outdoor Wednesday 011211

We currently have a HIGH pressure system sitting over the Coachella Valley. Yesterday it was the coldest day of the week, with thin clouds, but today and the next several days will be clear and warm. It should be 77 degrees by next Tuesday! WOW! From mid-60's to 77 degrees in a week. Today should be 70 degrees, then 74, 75, 76, and finally 77 by early next week. I wish we could return to Joshua Tree and get another peek at our valley from Keys Point, like this one, but we'll be heading over to Arizona this weekend. Hubby got the weekend off and he wants to go to Scottsdale, so off we'll go! You can really see the San Andreas Fault in this photo, taken from Keys Point, in Joshua Tree National Park. The fault is the big ripple line in the middle of our valley. My school is only about 10 miles away from it and we practice earthquake drills every month. This fault runs along the Coachella Valley and we are constantly aware of it. Outdoor Wednesday for January 12, 2011. To visit other participants in Outdoor Wednesday, please visit: http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

Linda said...

I am enjoying the sunshine...it is a nice break from all the rain!