Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mountain wildflowers~Out & About~Nature Notes 042910











I was out & about this weekend and stopped to admire the various shrubs and plants in bloom in our local mountains. Some of these were just off the highway (Highway 74) which runs from Palm Desert up to Anza and then on through Temecula, as Highway 79. This road goes from 200 feet elevation, in Palm Desert, to over 4,000 feet, at the top of the mountains, and the flora changes dramatically. From desert shrubs and trees to Ponderosa pines at the top of the mountains, I always enjoy viewing them on my travels through our local mountains. Nature Notes for April 29, 2010.

3 comments:

Suzi Smith said...

such rugged beauty! so glad you stopped & showed us... so different from here in uk!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful place to walk, beautiful scenes and a pretty sky.

ramblingwoods.com said...

It's so hard to imagine how plant life survives in such a rugged environment..but it does and that is what is amazing about nature..there is always a surprise and wonderment. Thank you so much for participating in Nature Notes....Michelle