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.
Monday, July 16, 2012
We've had 3 days of monsoon weather. Actually, in spite of the humidity, it's been WONDERFUL! It's a break from the cloudless days and hot temps (119 degrees) which we had for a few days. I took these photos on Saturday, when a friend went with me up to the horses and we brushed all 5 of them and gave Quad a bath. Believe it or not, that morning there were only a few clouds in the sky. By noon, the thunderheads were gathering over the mountains, and by 2:00, when we left to drive home, there were isolated rainstorms all around the mountains. We actually drove through Garner Valley to look for red-tailed hawks (we found one!) and by the time we were heading back down Highway 74, it was covered with water from a downpour. It was so nice and refreshing to smell the sage and pines! Thunderheads formed yesterday, but we didn't get any rain in the mountains or desert and today it is clear again.