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.






Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Clouds and sand dunes~Nature Notes~101311



I love to see clouds over our desert mountains.  We don't have clouds here that often.  This week is CLEAR and up in the 90's and 100's (again...sigh...), but last week, we had a couple of cloudy days and I headed out to school with my camera.  I drove by a street next to the freeway that has a bunch of dead tamarisk trees (which are a REAL PEST), but don't they look awesome against the sand dunes and clouds?  Some of these are on the border of the Coachella Valley Preserve, but I never see any birds or animals out there.  Lizards, perhaps, but certainly no birds or ducks.  Hmmmm....I'll have to investigate this further.  Nature Notes for October 13, 2011.

2 comments:

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful photos! Is it time for your monsoons? And I love your header picture.

Teresa said...

I, too love those beautiful clouds that just seem to touch mountain tops! My camera gets a work-out on those days!

Beautiful!