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 27, 2012
Our family only buys presents for our grandson, who is almost four. Our daughter is pregnant and due on April 1st, so we'll have another grandchild soon! :-) Anyway, we had Christmas morning at our son's house with Ben, our grandson. Every family is just too worn out and busy to spend money for ALL the family members and besides, we had a huge breakfast and a huge dinner that day. Frankly, I believe it's better to spend some "family time" together than spend money on presents. I had helped our daughter make sugar cookies on the 23rd and that's now a family tradition. Last night, we went to their house again for leftovers. I am enjoying my time off school (I have 3 weeks off!). I made two quick trips up to the Santa Rosa mountains, up Highway 74, which is only a 10-15 minute drive from our house. It was cloudy yesterday and I could see the clouds hanging on the mountains, so I zipped up the mountain road early in the morning. And, once again, I chased rainbows up and down the mountain! I also took a walk at the Santa Rosa mountains visitor center, which I haven't done for a LONG time! It was so good to get out, feel the wind, and smell the mountains!