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.
I took these photos back in September of 2009. I was up at the horse ranch where I board my horses one afternoon after school. I drove up there because I had some things to do. Then I remembered the date, September 11th...8 years after 2001. And, that night, the sky displayed one of the most spectacular sunsets I've ever seen. It was very moving and I'll never forget it. SkyWatch Friday for November 18, 2011.