D is for Desert

(Anzo-Borrego Desert State Park, California.  April 2008.)*

M and I didn’t get to spend much time in the desert.  It was a quick day trip to see a little outside of San Diego when we were there last April.  Not really knowing what to expect, I was astonished at the stark beauty of the desert.

I’d like to go again someday, or explore another desert.  I’d like to see the stars at night from the desert.  Or watch a sunrise or sunset.

We were there just after the wildflowers had bloomed.  Luckily, there were still a few blooms left to be found.

Sometimes we had to wander down a path…

To find a few of those blooms.

Sometimes we had to look very carefully…

All in all, I enjoyed my visit to the desert.  I’m not sure I would have appreciated it as much if we’d gone during the hotter months.

*All photos © Robin.

The desert is warm and dry

M and I had a full day.  We hiked in a meadow, climbed a small mountain, and did some driving through and walking around the desert.

I’m exhausted.

Details of today’s adventures as well as the rest of yesterday’s tale will have to wait.  Chances are pretty good it will all have to wait until we’re settled back at home as I’m pretty sure tomorrow — our last full day here — will be busy as well.

I’ve taken so many photos that I think my computer will explode when I upload them all.