Rain in the Desert- Snow in the Mountains

What a magnificent winter storm! Finally, we received rain in the parched desert and snow in the dry and thirsty mountains. There is nothing quite like waking up before the sun rises in order to watch it illuminate the foothills of the San Ysidro Mountains behind my house. I have photographed the same view for several years now and every sunrise is unique. When the sun is just starting to peak above the horizon, it sends radiating, low lying light directly onto the foothills turning them molten, or purple, pink and rose. I never tire of the show that nature puts on and it drives me out of the house at a run in order to capture the scene. I have to jog across the yard and hop along the back wall and after steadying myself, I start shooting photographs. This morning was particularly beautiful and from what I have heard, snow is falling hard in Mount Laguna and the San Bernardino Range. California needs water, so bring it on!

Callie is all snuggled up in the bedroom loft bed that I created for her on the TV hutch. She has to jump up quite high in order to reach her bed and feels safe and warm above it all. She can also look outside at the same view that I have photographed while she listens to coyotes yip and quail click and cluck. Maybe the 4 sister turkeys will pay a visit today too!

7 thoughts on “Rain in the Desert- Snow in the Mountains

  1. randombitsoftrialanderror February 27, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Oh, wow! Beautiful photos. We are currently in Williams, AZ, outside the Grand Canyon. We got 8 inches of snow a couple of days ago–quite a surprise. It’s all but melted now, and we will leave soon to go to Sedona. Love your little Callie–I want a kitty, but our bullmastiff is enough for now (she might think it’s a furry little appetizer). Dawn

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  2. Untraveled Routes March 2, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    What a magnificent view to witness!! This is close to your home? Wow. And such a adorable kitty you have 🤗

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