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.






Monday, December 19, 2011

Arizona pics



Hubby and I are over in Arizona for a few days vacation before Christmas.  We drove out to the Superstition Mountains and Canyon Lake, which is on the same road, today.  Tomorrow we are heading to Cave Creek. We enjoy our trips to Arizona, since it is only 4 hours from home, not like the 6-8 hours we travel to the Sierras.  While I miss the Sierra Nevada, Arizona has its own special places for us, like the Superstition Mountains.  I always insist that we drive out there, no matter what the weather.  Today, clouds were hanging on the mountains and it was dark and cloudy.  But, further up the road,especially Canyon Lake, the sun was out...go figure!

4 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that center photo is just spectacular!

Teresa said...

I love Canyon Lake--Gorgeous second shot!!!!!
I know the weather here has been quite weird lately.
Cold, rainy , and somewhat cloudy. Sometimes even the dark ones can be quite interesting.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I love the shots! That first one with the clouds is awesome!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, that second photo could be a postcard! Spectacular shot!