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.






Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Went for a walk yesterday morning

It's been nearly 4 months since I've gone for a morning walk at my favorite place.  First, we had a LONG, hot, humid summer.  Second, I've had this darn bronchitis/COPD thing, which I still have, 9 weeks later.  But, yesterday, since I awoke at 4 a.m., I was out the door by 6:30, ready to walk.  I saw several huge jackrabbits, but didn't see any coyotes.  Somebody has been setting palm trees on fire at the resort, at two corners, and that bothers me.  Animals live in and around these palms.  The person hasn't been caught yet, but I am hoping somebody will come forward with info leading to the arrest of this person.  It's sad to see burned palms.  Fortunately, these palms are still thriving and this was the view yesterday morning.

3 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Arson is never good. Hope the culprits are caught. Glad you're getting out. Hope that means you're feeling better.

Pat said...

First off, have you heard of "Valley Fever"? Is that something that you can get where you live? It is something that you can get in the desert area of Arizona. I was tested for that last year because I was so sick with coughing. A "spore" lives in the dirt and gets stirred up and becomes airborne. Humans breathe it in and can get very sick from it. There is a blood test specifically for valley fever. You might want to be checked for it.

Coyotes have been spotted in my neighborhood of 134,000 people! Imagine that!

I love the photo!

KT said...

Get well soon...the illness has been sticking around far too long.

Sorry to hear about the palm fires - it will be interesting to see if someone is caught and what their "excuse" is.