My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
40 degrees this morning
Yup. Last night was definitely colder than the previous one. I can feel it this morning. The blue jays were squawking at 5:00 a.m. and the squirrels were out looking for peanuts and food by 5:30 a.m. Good thing I'm an early riser! Unfortunately, I've picked up a darn COLD and I feel miserable today...we're supposed to drive out to Bodie state park this afternoon, so I'm hoping to just rest this morning and maybe take a nap. Ahhhh....the joys of vacation! It sure is nice being out of the 111 degree desert heat, however! Right now 5 blue jays are out on the porch and 1 squirrel is eating the sunflower seeds I put out! Here are a couple of scenes from Lake Marie, which is above Mammoth Lakes at over 8,000 feet, yesterday afternoon. No, I didn't take these...hubby did, with his wide angle lens. While I LOVE my 55-200 mm zoom, there ARE times when a wide angle captures a scene better, like here. It should be 36 degrees tomorrow morning up here. What a relief from the 109 degrees down in the desert!