Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Almost home! Scenic Sunday for 082309

While it has been a wonderful vacation, we are both tired and ready for our own bed! Unfortunately, driving home from mid-40 mornings to 87 degree mornings will be quite an adjustment. I already have come down with a cold and school hasn't even started! I stopped and bought a probiotic complex with acidophilus and I'm hoping that will do the trick! Yesterday we drove up over the Tioga Pass and through Yosemite. It was very different from when we visited it in June. First of all, there were more people! Second, many of the waterfalls were dried up. Finally, the Merced River was a LOT smaller! We did see one bear as we were driving out of the park, but the cars behind us were in such a hurry to get home that they honked when we slowed down! I mean, HOW RUDE! We did stop at a lake up on the top of the mountains and I spotted these two ducks. Actually, when I walked down to the lake, I heard a funny noise in the water and it turned out to be the ducks looking for plants to eat! Phew! Good thing it wasn't a bear! There was also an owl in a tree right across the road from the ducks. Of course, we stopped at Olmstead Point and took 10,000 photos of Half Dome. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't that great, but what can you do? It started to sprinkle later that afternoon. While we are tired, it will be great to get home and see our cats, dogs, and horses! Scenic Sunday for August 23, 2009.


J Bar said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

The Explorer said...

They are lovely especially when I enlarge them

My post is here.
Garden View Inside Eastwood City

Molly said...

I know all the kids will be happy to see you back home. What a wonderful getaway! And all those pictures to enjoy this Fall.

Karen said...

Beautiful. I have been wanting to go there, maybe even work there, but can't get myself away from the Grand Canyon.

~JarieLyn~ said...

There is just something so pretty about trees breeeding moss. It sounds like you had a lovely vacation. I can't wait to take a vacation with my husband. Last time we went on a real vacation was back in 2006. It's time to hit the road.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Another place to put on my list of vacation destinations.