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.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Egret and flamingo~Watery Wednesday~081011
A cattle egret and a flamingo at the Desert Springs Marriott in Palm Desert, CA. Egrets frequently land at the lakes there, along with gray herons, Canadian geese, and various ducks. The resort has 4 black swans and they were out by the golf course the other morning. The Marriott is a designated bird sanctuary and because they have so many water courses, all kinds of migrating birds visit it during the year. In fact, the other afternoon, when I was picking up hubby after work, a flock of SOMETHING flew overhead. I was driving and I didn't get a good look, but I believe they were cormorants. I can't wait to see the flocks return this fall! Watery Wednesday for August 10, 2011. To visit Watery Wednesday, please visit: http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/