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.






Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lone Pine Road~Sunday Stills Challenge~091811

We stopped in Lone Pine early yesterday morning after staying in Ridgecrest overnight and drove out along our favorite road there, Lubeken Road.  It's right next to a trailer park and heads up toward the Sierra and isn't traveled much.  In fact, there's a huge cattle ranch there and we sometimes see the cattle either on the road or alongside it.  But, yesterday, they were all in a pasture out yonder.  And, we had the road all to ourselves!  We were surprised to see the meadow there and the roadside FULL of wild sunflowers.  I don't know the name of these sunflowers, but we have them down in the desert, too.  There were EVERYWHERE!!! Sunday Stills Challenge for September 18, 2011.

12 comments:

dibear said...

Beautiful scenery. :)

Gaelyn said...

A beautiful drive.

Crystal said...

Those are beautiful pictures, I love those flowers as well.

Pat said...

Those are gorgeous shots and that second one just speaks to me. If I could paint, I'd put that on canvas!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful!

KT said...

Beautiful fields of gold :)

firaszphotography said...

Romantic shots!

2browndawgs said...

Just beautiful!

Jake said...

Lone Pine is a cool place.

achieve1dream said...

Wow those mountains are gorgeous and the flowers too. Also I absolutely love your header picture.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous! I love these photos....is that snow or just the color of the mountains?

desertsandbeyond said...

Nope...no snow yet, but by mid-October there might be!