Thursday, June 2, 2011

May Sky, Wind, and Snow for Skywatch


Wind power in the Palm Desert, California
I snapped this shot as we drove through southern California last week. We were surprised to see the snow still on the mountains surrounding the Palm Desert, near Palm Springs.

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16 comments:

Beth said...

What a wonderful picture! It's very hard for me to imagine snow right now, as we are under a smothering, oppressive heat wave here in the N.C. mountains that shows no signs of abating any time soon. Looking at your photo made me feel a bit cooler though...

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Clair! I'm amazed -- although I shouldn't be considering our weather this year -- but the snow is still quite deep on all the mountains around us here in Seattle! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

I though that looked more like Southern California than New Mexico. Wild weather yesterday in Wheatland. We watched the storms from our back patio and some of the lightning and hail made it down to us.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of the windmills with snow mountain in the background.

nonizamboni said...

Did you mean to copy the design of the snow with the wind turbines? Amazing capture and notion that there's still snow somewhere in June!
Happy trails, Claire.

Ms. Becky said...

this is a vast beauty. I love it. Happy SWF Claire.

FjÀllripan said...

I am surprised to, I never been there but I could not imagine that theres snow in California! Beautiful photo!

EG Wow said...

Lovely! I guess it's still very cold at the highest elevations!

Kay L. Davies said...

As soon as I saw the wind turbines in the thumbnail photo, I thought, "Palm Springs"! Love the snow on the mountain, Clair. Looks like home to me. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

Beautiful sky shot!

My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful capture! The snowcapped mountains look gorgeous. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful shot. Always glad to see those wind turbines--we're going to be counting on them someday to produce our energy. Mickie :)

Ever Green Tree said...

Whoa! Fantastic shot n location!

Arija said...

Great shot, love the mountain, just not a great fan of masses wind-generators although they do go well in the composition.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Just magnificent beauty~

Randy said...

I've seen those before! I wonder where the power goes to.