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, April 19, 2014

RAIN yesterday!!!

We actually had rain here in the desert yesterday, and especially up in our local mountains.  It was cloudy all day and I read the forecast that there was rain in Anza, so I didn't drive up to visit the horses.  Why bother if is it raining?  And, it's a 45 minute drive.  So, I stayed home and did all the dishes in the sink...got them all rinsed and put in the dishwasher.  We had Good Friday off (both hubby and I), and I took a long morning nap.  I had to drive to Indio to babysit the granddaughter and I saw how dark and rainy it was up in our local mountains (see photos).  Plus, it was actually raining along Interstate 10 and even at our home!  Everything got a nice wash and the desert smells SO GOOD!



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flower pics from my garden

Back in January, I planted sunflower, sweet pea, and a desert mixture of seeds along the dog run fence in our back yard.  After lots of attention, they are now blooming.  YEAH!  I do need to go out and do some weeding, however, as the pesky weeds are everywhere.  I've tried to grab out the larger ones, but I need to spend some serious time in the back yard today.  Fortunately, it will be in the mid 80's instead of the mid 90's here today.

I've had a horrible cold now for 10 days.  I got 2 days off work (urgent care) and I lost ALL of last weekend due to this illness, which has now become full blown bronchitis.  I drove up to visit my horses yesterday and I only lasted 1 hour up there.  I usually stay for 2 to 3 hours, groom all 5 of them, and let at least 2 of them into the arena.  Nope.  Didn't happen.  I was totally exhausted after just giving them water, pellets, and psyllium.  I'm still not back to full strength yet, and it has been 10 days.  Fortunately, there are only 4 days of school this week.  WHOOPIE!   :-)