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.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Palm tree fire~Friday My Town Shootout~102012
It's been nearly two years now since someone set fire to the palm trees on the Coachella Valley Preserve. I went out there a few weeks later to hike back and take a look. It was awful. These palms provided both food and shelter for animals. They grow right on the San Andreas Fault, which runs north and south in California and they are only a couple of miles off Interstate 10. I haven't gone back there...I've been too sick with my bronchitis to make the hike, but I'll return this winter to check on them (when I get my strength back). I'm posting this to Friday My Town Shootout, which you can visit at: http://mytownshootout.blogspot.com/