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.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mountain lupine~Nature Notes~050412

I was driving around Garner Valley last weekend and I spotted several groups of lupines.  These are mountain lupines, which are very different from the ones down here in the desert and up on the lower elevations of our local Santa Rosa mountains.  The desert ones have had it with the heat and are slowly drying out.  The mountain ones, however, are full of color and are just now blooming, especially after last week's rains and those from the week before.  The mountains have had a lot of rain lately, even though the desert hasn't.  Aren't they beautiful?  I love lupines!  I hope to see more this weekend when I return to visit my horses.  Nature Notes for May 3, 2012.  To visit Nature Notes, please go to:


RoeH said...

I love that stuff. It's all over Idaho in the springtime. Wish it was here. Maybe up a couple thousand feet in the mountains.

Rambling Woods said...

They are beautiful Cheryl Ann..I love the color purple and that they are tall....Michelle

rebecca said...

having grown up in southern california you have kindled many beautiful memories for me!