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, March 15, 2012

Tracks in the sand~Nature Notes~031512




I've been taking my little pocket Nikon COOLPIX with me in the morning for my walk.  Unfortunately, with my leg like it is, that hasn't been that often.  I go to my doctor this afternoon and I'll find out why my knee is so swollven and stiff.  Anyway, on this morning, which was after a major windstorm in the desert, the desert had been swept clean.  There were ripples in the sand and a few tracks.  This bush seems to be on a major corridor (bottom photo).  Yesterday I saw a lot of bird prints, which I thought were roadrunner tracks, but then I realized that they were ravens.  There are a lot of ravens in this area~more ravens than roadrunners. I always enjoy reading the footprints in the sand and I'm glad I was able to see this before a major winter storm moves into the valley over the weekend.  Nature Notes for March 15, 2012. To visit Nature Notes, please follow this link:   http://ramblingwoods.com/

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Ha, I have a sand pic today, too!!!. Fun to see what you can find in the sand.

Rambling Woods said...

I love the ability you have to do tracking in the sand and dirt.. I am so sorry about your knee..Knees can be so painful and make it so hard to walk or even bend it to sit..I hope you can some answers and pain relief....Michelle

Gaelyn said...

Nice. I like chasing tracks in the sand.