We have spent some time in the Coachella Valley, the home of Palm Springs, CA. Although this is in the desert, which normally suggests hot weather, there can be a wide difference in the weather and temperatures.
|Green grass of Coachella|
This quiet road is up in the San Bernadino National Forest where rain may only offer good things and not the threat of flooding. Rain is also a welcome thing down in the valley for some but to most of the winter visitors, also known as ‘snowbirds’ it definitely may be an inconvenience. Rain often causes flooding in some areas of the valley, which is then controlled by the ‘wash’, a canal design that controls the flashfloods, but other than interfering with some golf games, the flood does not stay for long.
|The grey heron|
|Rainbows over Coachella|
|San Jacinto Mountains|
|San Bernadino Mountains|
|Hoodoos and mountains|
Who doesn’t enjoy a lovely sunset and this red sky suggests we can look forward to a great day tomorrow. The old saying, “red sky at night is a sailor’s delight” can still be heard echoing through the valley. The tiny white speck near the peak of the mountain on the far right is the Palm Springs tramway destination. Imagine what that view would be!