Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall in the Desert

One of the things I miss from life back east is Fall. The kind of Fall you get in Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, and Virginia - the areas where I have lived most of my life. I miss the changing colors of the trees, the chill in the air and its crispness, the smell of fallen leaves. But today we went hiking in the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, and I was able to get a little taste of Fall out here. The preserve has a creek that creates a marsh area with willow and cottonwoods, so you find green vegetation, with colors starting to turn now that the temperatures are cooling. And in one spot I swear it smelled just like Fall. What a wonderful place for hiking. I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I lived in Morongo Valley for a couple of years and I was always bugging Paul to go to the preserve and to play tennis next door there but of course, he was a no show. Such an amazing place. Me and the wife and kids would picnic there all the time. If you go after dark, the frogs give you a super concert.