Monday, March 24, 2014

Surprise...Flowers in the Park!

We kept thinking we didn't get enough rain this year, but lo' and behold, there are some very nice displays of flowers in the Park. We took a walk in the area between the Maze trail and the Window Rock Loop the other morning and spotted these beauties. One of our guests was over at Split Rock and reported flowers there also. I can't wait to get back in to see some more.

I've never seen this before... sure is purty!

Indian Paint Brush



Desert Sweet Pea


Monday, March 17, 2014

Flowers at Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

I got up early this morning and drove over to the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve to take a little walk and see if there were some flowers popping up. I took my usual route through the marsh area and came back with a few shots. It's always a treat to visit the preserve, no matter what time of year.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rain at Last and a Great Cloud Display

We've gotten a passel of rain the last couple of days. In fact, the driveway of our house is now down by our neighbors. It always floats away when we get a big storm. Time for some fill in the drive. Anyway... the rain was coming on and we decided to take a drive through the Park and see what was happening there. As we drove in from the 29 Palms side, it was just beginning to sprinkle. By the time we hit Jumbo Rocks, you could hardly see the road, it was coming down so hard. Once past Ryan, we could see blue skies and plenty of billowing clouds, so we made for that. We kept jumping out of the car to take a shot, then the light would disappear and we'd move on to the next spot. I came back with these few 'keepers'. What a great day for clouds!