Eastern Sierra

Eastern Sierra
Eastern Sierra snow October 2010

Monday, January 19, 2015

Whitewater Preserve~Whimsical Windows and Delirious Doors~011915

Hubby and I headed over to the Whitewater Preserve yesterday morning.  There was a beautiful sunrise, thanks to the high clouds, and I knew it wouldn't be cold up there.  In fact, once we got there, I took off my jacket!

It's always such a different world there.  From the desert, you take Interstate 10 and exit at the Whitewater exit.  You follow the road until it dead ends at the preserve, which is open daily, unless the Whitewater River has shut down the road.  There are ponds of trout up there (NO fishing!), a ranger station, picnic tables, and nice, clean bathrooms!  There are also lots of hiking trails.  We often see bighorn sheep up on the cliffs and if you get there early in the morning, a hawk goes screaming by!

These were taken in and around the ranger station.  They have lots of useful information there, so DO stop by and talk to the volunteers and rangers!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Do you ever have days like this?  I'm having one today...sigh...just don't want to do ANYTHING!

Desert view

Just looking at a desert view from the Living Desert Reserve here in Palm Desert, CA.  Hubby and I are members and we have had a membership now for over 30 years.

Are we going to have an early spring this year?

These plants are already blooming here in the desert and I'm wondering if we will have an early Spring.  This little hummingbird seems happy to see them bloom!  I've planted lavender, daisies, phlox, and a couple other flowering plants in our front yard and the bees and hummingbirds come daily to them!  I don't know if we'll have an early Spring, but I'll be on the lookout for more blooming shrubs, for sure!