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.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Hurkey Creek county park
Our son and girlfriend and their son (our grandson) and my aunt and a couple of our friends all met at Hurkey Creek county park last Sunday. We ALL wanted to get out of the desert heat. Today, we'll going back. It is expected to be 114 degrees here in the desert and we all need another break. Hurkey Creek apparently DOES have a creek (I'm going to go looking for it today unless I run into mosquitoes!) The grandson, who is 3, enjoyed the kids' playground and soon went down the big slide all by himself! He and I took a couple of walks in the park. We found pine cones and a pretty flower for mama. I showed him the woodpeckers and TRIED to get some photos of them, but it was difficult juggling him, pinecones, and my camera! And, today I'm going to take my folding chair with me. There were lots of robins in the park, too, and we enjoyed watching them. I'm not sure if it will rain on us this afternoon, but thunderstorms ARE forecast for tomorrow. I'm looking forward to our return! All these photos were taken last weekend. I'm always glad to spend some "outdoor" time with the grandson. I'm teaching him about nature and how to respect her and understand her. He's at a good age (he's 3...). He enjoys going on walks now with Grandma and I'm always pointing out things for him to see. We have fun together! :-)