A follower asked to see some photos of the desert, since we are one of the areas of the nation which currently is NOT experiencing snow! In fact, our daytime temps have been above normal! We've had some days of 74 degrees! Of course, our mornings are in the low 40's and occasionally into the 30's, but we've had daytime "picture perfect" days. I took these early morning photos on New Year's Day. If you want to see photos of our mountains, go over to my Deserts and Beyond blog, which is listed on the sidebar. SkyWatch Friday for January 8, 2010. All photos taken in Palm Desert, CA.