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

Superstition Mountains~Nature Notes 012011











I don't know how many times we've driven BY the Superstition Mountains, Arizona, so Sunday they were our destination. Unfortunately we were shooting INTO the morning sun, so our photos didn't come out very well. But, we were able to take some pics of the surrounding plants and cacti. There were other people and families out on one of the trails, the birds were singing, the air was warm...aaahhhh....a beautiful day to enjoy nature! We are planning on returning next month and we'll plan our visit for late afternoon, when the sunlight is hitting the mountains. Nature Notes for January 20, 2011.




7 comments:

Shannon said...

Beautiful! My Grandparents lived in Aguila, AZ when I was young. They used to take me here to go hiking. Your pictures brought back wonderful memories. Thank you!

Canyon Girl said...

It sounds like a great trip.s

Lindy MacDuff said...

Ah, you were in our neighborhood! I'll be so glad when we can return there. Looks like you had a beautiful day. Superstition Mountain turns a gorgeous red at sunset. You'll want to be there then. =)

Janie said...

i love the name of these mountains. Nice photos!

Arija said...

I love desert country no matter what continent it is on.
I would love to see yours.

Michelle said...

Beautiful none the less...so nice to be taken to someplace warm and beautiful...thanks for posting to Nature Notes....Michelle

MyMaracas said...

What a treat, to see your warm desert and hear such haunting music. Thanks for the beautiful experience.