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.






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/

2 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Seeing your header makes me have fond memories of where I lived for a decade...in Tucson, Arizona.

Love your cattle egret/flamingo photo. Serenity!!

WATER GARDEN - Fountains Do stop by for a visit if you can find time. Hope your day has been treating you well!!!

Louise said...

Lovely, peaceful picture of two beautiful birds.