Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Yesterday was a wonderful day spent on Mt. Lemmon far away from politics, bad dentists and other cares of the world.
I don't have a clue as to the name of the wildflower, but thought it's cheery yellow color was worth a shot.
The top of the mountain has a village named Summerhaven. It is rebuilding after the terrible Aspen fire of 2003 that destroyed most of the structures. There is also a ski run on top and the areea is named Ski Valley.
From the desert floor you are only one hour away from the top where tall pines grow and temperatures drop
30 degrees. Needless to say, it is very popular with the
These photos were taken as we drove up the mountain. We drove from the desert with cacti, to weird rock formations ending in the tall pines. It is a wonderful drive and way to spend a day.
My friend and I took a picnic lunch and you can see where we enjoyed our repast on the bottom photo. A little bird shared our spot, hopping around looking for crumbs. There are bears on the mountain and I was grateful that our only visitor was our feathered friend.
We are in the middle of our Monsoon season and the humidity was 68%. Therefore, the view from the mountain was hazy. We were lucky and the rain held off until evening, long after we were home.
When the rain did come last night it was preceded by bolts of lightening and crashing thunder. I decided the Olympics would continue without me and I went to bed.