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.






Thursday, December 8, 2011

Table grape fences~Friday Fences~120911



I drove out toward the table grape vineyards near my school this morning to take some photos of the smudge pots at work.  Along the way, I saw the table grapes quietly standing away from the smoke, in the morning sunlight.  To me, grapes are always a calming scene.  They stand quietly and regally, their sugar concentrating on the grapes which I didn't even see on them this morning.  I plan to return tomorrow morning once again as we've had nights of freezing temps here in the Coachella Valley.  These table grapes, when mature, will be shipped all over California and the country, but for now they are sleeping.  These are the well, not fences, but wires which hold them up.  Friday Fences for December 9, 2011.  To visit Friday Fences, please go to:   http://lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Martha Z said...

Grapes and California go hand in hand.
I like your header of Mt. Whitney and rabbit brush in bloom.

Deb said...

cool photos....

TexWisGirl said...

i think that's a very unique entry for Friday's Fences! :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Nice shots,love the autumnal colours.

Rose said...

These are just plain beautiful shots.

Judy said...

Well, they are fences, but not for keeping anything in or out. Just for keeping stuff up. Still, the sunlight makes everything look better!!

Jan n Jer said...

All I can think of is how good they will taste! Nice shots

Roan said...

This is a bit different take on the prompt. I can see why you like going there, it is peaceful, as well as beautiful.

Teresa said...

I love grapes and WINE!
We have some vineyards here in AZ but in the southern portion.

Francisca said...

I agree vineyards make a peaceful scene. A creative entry for Friday Fences.

gtyyup said...

Great twist on the "fence"!

Susan said...

Grape fences, great idea for a shot! Beautiful.