Sunday, March 23, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I love Springtime in the high desert. These photos were borrowed from the website of the Antelope Valley Poppy reserve. Hopefully the teen and I will be out and about to take a few photos of our own to share. We were out with the horses the other day, and the trail led thru a few of these 'flower carpets'. We thought that was absolutely wonderful enough, then the red-tail hawk flew over head to make the day complete!! There's a freedom in the beauty of nature! :)

"The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase
these things with money."

"The earth laughs in flowers."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


storyteller said...

The song and quotes in your previous post are wonderful, but these photos are magnificent! Thanks for sharing … I see why you (and my brother) loved the high desert so much. Hugs and blessings,

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Storyteller,
thanks for visiting! :)

This was a glorious year for flowers (2003, I think) The blooms are so-so this year over-all as a reflection of the past few years' lack of rainfall. Still, winter and spring are my favorite here.

Come the end of May, though, I will be having to reflect back because I absolutely cannot stand the heat. I know, I live in a desert, and Why is that???!!!! ;D
two answers: affordable housing and work :)

Lins Honeyman said...

Great to see these photos after a long drive to and from Inverness in the snow today.

Beautiful scenery though.

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Lins,
we used to have a March snow, but not so much now. :(

to be honest, I'd trade your snowy day for the summer desert oven, anytime!! No fun driving in the snow/ice, though. (and too early for me to be wingeing about the heat! ;D) Glad yer home safe!

lucy said...

wonderful photos! my husband keeps making noise about heading to the high desert for a photo-taking expedition. he has heard that they are supposed to be fabulous this year, because of all the rain. does that sound right?

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Lucy,
so far it's been better than the last few years. I might be heading out to the Poppy reserve tomorrow so I'll let you know. That would probably be the deciding factor for me. :)

SecretWishes said...

Beautiful images

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

by Lewis Grizzard

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.

By Virgil A. Kraft


His Girl Friday said...

Hi SW,
like the quotes! :)