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.






Monday, January 10, 2011

Joshua Tree rocks







Joshua Tree not only have joshua trees, but rocks, rocks, and more rocks! Hubby and I took a dirt road, one which we hadn't been on before, and we ended up across from the Keys Ranch. There were several hikers who had gathered that morning, so we turned around and parked near a wash. There were some trails there, so off we went! Hubby spotted this little hawk sitting nearby. I don't know what kind of hawk he is...maybe somebody can identify him? We hiked back into the wash until we came to large boulders and then turned around. It's hard for us to scramble over boulders when we have cameras dangling!!!



2 comments:

KT said...

I am so not a rock scrambler...my husband is though. I do okay with large stable boulders if they are dry, but that is about it.

As for the hawk, we are the WORST bird watchers. For the most part, you will here: "...look at that bird...". Maybe a little more detailed such as "Hawk" or "Eagle", but not too much more!

You have got me so excited about visiting Joshua tree!

Carolyn Ford said...

I think I remember the rock in the middle photo! It really caught my eye somewhere out in that state park...I like watching the rock climbers out there, too!