Sunday, December 14, 2014
About 3am it started raining, and the next thing we knew, it was pouring. High winds as well. We haven't had a storm like that for a while. I didn't get much sleep, we had a leak. Looks like DH will be up on the roof tomorrow sealing areas of the roof. Not sure what time it was when I finally got up. I walked into the kitchen to make me a cup of tea, and there was my Daughter's Cat, Jungle. Just hanging out in the kitchen.
The rain didn't let up, and I wondered about Huck. We had to let him outside to do his business, but would he want to go out when it was raining so hard? Luckily it stopped raining around 12pm. It made for an interesting play day. The lawn was so wet, but that doesn't stop Huck from playing ball.
A Mocking bird stopped by and watched as we played ball.
I noticed Roses hanging over my friend's fence. Such a pretty color.
My friend has one rose bush that is still blooming. Rain drops were on the Roses. Hope it shows up in here.
We did take Huck for a walk on his leash...I didn't take my camera with us as it was still sprinkling off and on. We walked for about 20 mins. then went back to Huck's home. He was nice and tired by then.
We were on our way home, near the hills. I noticed how big and puffy the clouds were. I love cloud formations, so had DH drive up to the area where we walk the dogs.
On our way back to the car DH noticed a rainbow.
About 5 pm one of the Scrub Jays dropped by.
Have a good Monday!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
We drove up a hill so I could take a picture looking down on the valley. It was just a corner of the valley, but still a nice view.
Back down the road, we turned right. We drove up the road a bit, and to the left is a pretty house. This isn't their only home. There is another good sized house behind this one. Not sure how many acres they have, but enough to grow a lot of grapes. They own and operate a Winery..The reason I took this picture is because the trees looked so pretty next to the house.
A ways up the road we came across some Cows. There were a lot of Cows, but they were camera shy. They didn't want their picture taken. And I stayed in the car lol..I had DH roll down his window, and I took some pics. Most of my pictures didn't turn out because the Cows kept walking away. Only one was curious enough to stop and look at us.
Of course I always keep my eyes open for birds. Raven
We turned onto a old country road. We were driving real slow, looking for Hawks. Sarge decided to poke his head out the window. Not the best picture in town, there were spots on the side mirror due to rain..But I loved the look on Sarge's face. He was having a grand time checking out the sights.
After I took his pic, I looked up, and on a telephone poll was a Red Shoulder Hawk. Made my day!
Have a good Thursday..Stay warm!
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Alice, Sarge, and I hopped into the car for a drive. I wanted to take some pictures out in Leona Valley. But first I drove to the field not far from me so I could check out the San Bernardino Mountains. So glad I did. A beautiful field, lots of clouds, and you could see streaks of rain hitting the mountains. The first picture I took it was sunny.
I walked a few feet down the field, and the sun went behind some clouds.
We're on the road now, headed to Leona Valley. I was at the border of Palmdale and Leona Valley when I noticed part of a rainbow. It had been misting and sprinkling off and on. So even thought the sun was out at times, there was a lot of moisture in the sky.
I continued to drive on the winding road, and stopped by the famous Hawk Tree. Look what else I found. A complete rainbow. I wish there were more colors showing, but this did put a smile on my face.
I didn't see the Hawk, but there was a lot of beauty to take pictures of. It may not be Spring with Spring flowers, but in the Fall/Winter there is still color. You have to look for it. The Rabbit Brush is beautiful this time of year. God always provides.
The famous Hawk Tree to he right, and the surrounding area.
I'm not sure what type of trees are in this area. This tree was off in the distance, and the only tree standing. I just love the color of it.
I decided to check out the Hawk Tree one more time for the Hawk. I haven't seen the Hawk since Summer. Not sure if it moved on, or what. I did see in another tree a Robin. I wish it would have turned around so you could see the red breast, but still a nice shot of the bird.
I drove up the road a bit to look at other trees. It's so nice that these trees still have foliage.
The dogs looked like the wanted a walk, so I drove back down to Palmdale. We took a walk by the hills. We started walking the trail when the Sun went behind the clouds again.
Some people think the Desert is drab, nothing but bushes. I see beauty.
Are you coming Mom?
Sarge was wondering where Alice went. She likes to zig zag through the bushes.
Alice was sitting there looking at him.."I'm over here"
This poor Joshua Tree bit the dust in the fire, but still has a pretty shape to it.
It was starting to mist some more, so time to head back home. Sarge gave me one more smile, then hopped into the car.
The rest of the day we had sprinkles, but the following day we were pelted with rain.
We are supposed to get more rain next week. I hope so!
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