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.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Idyllwild getaway

Hubby and I got away for 3 nights up in our local mountains, in Idyllwild.  We rented one of the cabins that our family loves to visit.  It has a nice east-facing porch, which also has a railing, so we took our dog, Ripley, with us.

We drove up Monday morning and checked in a 2 p.m. and relaxed on the porch.  There were blue jays, woodpeckers, quail, gray squirrels, rabbits, a chipmunk, and even a tiny chipmunk!  I enjoyed watching their antics.  The local market sells peanuts by bulk and I bought some for the blue jays and squirrels.

It got up to 91 degrees up there Thursday, but it is 116 down here in the desert today and will be for the next couple of days.  Ugh.  We drove home Thursday morning and we are hibernating for the next week.

Ripley really enjoyed the cool mornings and evenings.  Of course, she HAD to go for walks at midnight, but at 4 a.m. one morning, I heard a saw-whet owl calling!  I didn't hear any coyotes this trip, but the red tailed hawks were out every morning and afternoon.

It was good to get away from the desert for a few days.

 Ripley enjoying the porch.
 The porch
 Reflection of pine trees in window
 pine trees! :-)
Shady porch

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