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.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thousand Palms Canyon

I've been spending most of my vacation driving up and down the mountain road, but yesterday I headed back out to Thousand Palms Canyon road.  If you are ever in this area (near Indio, CA), DO drive out that road to see some spectacular desert scenery and washes.  There are also some hills there which are right on the San Andreas fault and you can see the faulting.  There are also jeep tours which go in this area and frankly, I was hoping to get some photos of birds in the early morning light (it was 8:00 a.m. when I went out there...) but...NO SUCH LUCK!  I didn't see ANYTHING!  :-(  And, it was cold and windy, and I'm a "desert rat", so I scurried home!  (I had 3 layers of clothing AND my thermal underwear on that morning, a jacket, and I was STILL COLD!)...I'm such a chicken!  HOW in the name of tarnation could my ancestors have been Vikings?  I can't stand to be cold! Anyway, here are some pics from yesterday.  Don't you just love the early morning light?

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