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, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Why I love the mountains!

Living down here in the desert, but having mountains all around us is a real benefit.  In the summer, I can drive up into the mountains for the day and be cool.  They are lovely in the autumn and sometimes in winter I can drive up to them and see the snow.  While I don't like to drive in the snow, it is still pretty.  And, there are two kinds of forests in our local mountains:  pinyon and Ponderosa pine.  There is a huge meadow up in Garner Valley and Lake Hemet is further up the road.  Idyllwild is at the top of Mt. San Jacinto and I LOVE driving up there.

I awoke Sunday morning to the smell of moisture in the air and I could see the clouds spilling over the mountains.  I KNEW I had to drive up into them, so off I went!

 Looking down into the Coachella Valley from Highway 74.
 Clouds were spilling over the tops of the Santa Rosa mountains.
 Part of the pinyon forest.  I love this road!
 The San Jacinto mountains were covered by clouds.
Ponderosa pine forest up by Lake Hemet.

1 comment:

Country Wife said...

Who wouldnt be happy with views like that. :-)