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, February 24, 2011

Joshua Tree and sky~SkyWatch Friday 022511


Okay. I admit it. I'm FASCINATED by joshua trees! They are so unusual. I could just stare at them all day! We were lucky that the last time we drove up to Joshua Tree National Park, it was the day after a snowstorm hit the park, and snow was on them. But, it was clearing and eventually blue sky broke through the clouds. Another storm is due to hit the desert this weekend, with snow forecast down to 1,500 feet, so the park will get another dusting of snow, or maybe more! SkyWatch Friday for February 25, 2011. See more at: http://skyley.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shot!

Chasing the sun down

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful sky, and you're right, joshua trees are fascinating.
A few years ago, we were crossing the Baja Peninsula s from the Pacific to the Sea of Cortez, and there was snow on the highest mountains. My husband had never been there before, and was surprised to see Mexican people scooping up the snow and putting it into their cars to take home to show their families. I told him they don't see snow very often between Ensenada and San Felipe.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

ladyfi said...

What an unusual tree! Looks marvellous against that blue sky.

forgetmenot said...

Most interesting tree!!!! And what a great sky--big beautiful clouds. Nice post. Mickie

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful shot and you have a great passion for these joshua trees. I love them too!

®osadimaggio63 said...

Molto bella questa foto !
Mi piace molto questo abbinamento di colori.
Buona giornata :)
Myriam

Lorac said...

They are fascinating to look at!They colours are gorgeous in this pic. Lovely skies.

Jan Halvard said...

Cool!

Thanks for sharing your photo at Skywatch friday!

Jan Halvard
norwegian in La Paz, Bolivia
¡Buenos dias Bolivia!