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, January 22, 2012

High winds yesterday!!!




We had high winds here in the desert yesterday, as well as up in our local Santa Rosa mountains.  Wind gusts of up to 66 miles per hour were recorded at the Palm Springs airport.  The Humana golf challenge was cancelled for the day.  Trees fell on cars and on one apartment building in Palm Springs, knocking out the power there.  It wasn't too windy up at the horse ranch, but, driving down the mountain yesterday afternoon was an "E" ticket ride!  I've NEVER seen it so windy!!!  Dust was blowing everywhere and a couple times, when I stopped to take photos, I thought I was going to lose my car door!  I made it home safely off the mountain and one gust nearly took our roof off!  And, the huge mesquite tree in our front yard, which shades our porch, nearly fell over.  But, all is well here.  Hubby reported that several trees fell down over at Desert Springs' Marriott and that along the way home, many tree limbs were out in the streets.  It is calm here this morning, thank goodness!

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

yikes!

love that photo of the curving road. beautiful!

Gaelyn said...

This is certainly my kind of drive, but without the wind. And especially in the desert when the dust blows thick.

Had you wind last night.

Pat said...

The second shot is just magical!