Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mountain sunset~SOOC Sunday 022011

One afternoon, after school, I headed up Highway 74 to view the sunset. There were quite a few other people at the Vista Point overlook and turnout. I actually traveled down the mountain a little way and pulled over to take this photo. SOOC Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet acacia~Mellow Yellow Monday 021411

Our sweet acacias are beginning to bloom. Their scent drifts throughout our yard (I have 8 of them in the yard!) I like their shade and yes, in the spring, their delightful smell! Some little birds also enjoy them and frequently make their nests near the acacias. They are a delightful tree for the desert, but watch out for their thorns! They provide a mesh-like shade for a patio and grow quickly. They also naturalize, so if you have one, soon you'll have more! Mellow Yellow Monday for February 14, 2011. Happy Valentine's Day (also my birthday!).

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wildflower~Macro Friday 021111

Just a pretty yellow flower that I found at the Living Desert Reserve a couple of weeks ago. Macro Friday for February 11, 2011.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Desert flower~Macro Outdoor Challenge 020711

Hubby and I recently took a Saturday photography class out at Anza Borrego park, near the Salton Sea. We spent the morning doing macro photography, which I thoroughly enjoyed! At one point in the morning, we discovered these flowers blooming out in the desert. I think they are salvia, but I'm going to have to check that! Whatever they were, they intrigued me and I enjoyed photographing them! :-) Macro Outdoor Challenge for February 7, 2011. To see other participants, please do visit:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First of the month~February 2011

This month, I was out and around town. Nothing spectacular, but I did see some beautiful flowers in full bloom and considering that most of the country is under snow, I though I'd share some "California sunshine" with you! :-) First of the month for February, 2011. To see other participants' entries, please stop by and visit: