Thursday, February 28, 2019

in search of desert snow

All that pouring rain I talked about back HERE gifted us some snow in the mountains.

And do you know what the chances are of getting snow in the desert?  It’s like the equivalent of kids begging to do extra chores on a Saturday.  It just doesn’t happen.

When something that monumental happens, there’s nothing else to do but search it out.

Ok, there are actually lots of other things to do, but we had early church on Sunday and Dave was still gone and I had three people with stars in their eyes about snow so we packed up the car and took off.
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It turned out to be like one of those mirages people see in the desert when they’re super thirsty…the more we drove the more that snow was just out of reach.  The glistening sun had come out and speed-melted the snow that the girls had seen pictures of so close the day before.

But it was sure fun to see all the beauty as we chased it.  And it was actually kind of fun that there were so many other drivers on the road out on a Sunday drive searching for the same hidden treasure.

And it didn’t hurt that the desert was in all it’s glistening glory with just a touch of white stuff giving it teeny bit of a disguise.

Can you see it back there behind those jutting out beauties below?
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That was our first stop.  

Loved having Josh there, both of us with our cameras, he with his drone, Grace and Claire with their film cameras slung around their necks appreciating that beauty just as deeply as I was, Bo with a couple cactus prickles from sniffing too close and Lucy happy as could be just along for the ride.
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See those mountains beyond all the cacti below?  Those were the ones we were chasing as the sun started to sink in the sky.  
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Interesting to see such different landscaped juxtaposed together.
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We stopped over and over again to drink all that beauty lit up in the slanting sun.

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One more prickle extracted from Bo's mustache :)
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At one stop we saw this overlook off in the distance…see those people up there on the top of that mountain in the pic below?
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We followed their lead.
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Up to the tippy-top.  See our shadows just barely peeking up above that hill shadow in that picture below?
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Yep that was us.  And that’s Canyon Lake you can see a little sliver of.  And then those luring snow mountains off beyond our grasp.

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A little closer view of the lake.
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…and of my photographers:)
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Oh and the taking-carer of the dog:
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A few more stops en route back to find Dave who was by now back at home.
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Josh and I couldn’t pull ourselves away from this beauty.  It was SO GORGEOUS with that slanting sun lighting up those rock crevices.  
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We drove home for a happy reunion with Dave, and to bake cookies and watch the Emmy’s while playing cards.
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It was a good Sunday.

4 comments:

  1. You live in one of the most beautiful areas! We were blessed to visit out there several years ago and just soaked it all in. Gorgeous!

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  2. what GORGEOUS photos!!! i love nature, day trips like these! they make you feel alive. so good for the soul. :)

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  3. I want to live where you do! It’s so beautiful and so different from Coastal South Carolina!

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  4. I loved your Blog for what are earth day activities, I'm going to Follow Your Post for my Trip on Earth day. You are an amazing nature loving Person.

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