Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mt. San Jacinto

Traveling south on Highway 62, just before reaching the 10 freeway, we were treated to this beautiful sight on Monday. This is Mt. San Jacinto (home of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway), and Palm Springs is just to the left (east) of the photo on the left. The peak is 10,834 feet in elevation. Look closely and you can see the many wind turbines that are prominent in the area. Wind is funneled through this valley between the mountain peaks, and it's frequently very windy.
Linking with Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world!

37 comments:

  1. Magnificent!
    Have a beautiful week-end!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  2. Thats a stunning skywatch. Like it.

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  3. Wow, what a gorgeous sky. Love the mountain view too! Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Very beautiful photos for SWF!Have a nice weekend.

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  5. Oh - and I love the rainbow in the clouds!!! Stunning.

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  6. Remember that child's poem that says "who has seen the wind?" I feel like I have through your picture! Gorgeous.

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  7. That LOOKS like a wind-swept sky! Gorgeous! I'm glad that wind is being harnessed (solar panels would work there too, looks like!) :-) And I also spy the rainbow - a sundog, maybe? What a bonus! Beautiful, beautiful photos - as always!

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  8. How beautiful. I see a sundog!

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  9. Such stunning and dramatic photos. I passed that way in March but the skies were boring then.

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  10. Fantastic! I love this mountain. It changes hourly, but you caught it at exactly the right moment.

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  11. Great capture! I an pretty fond of those wind farms, for me they mean I am off on an adventure traveling East and almost home when returning.

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  12. I remember this mountain from my visit to the area a couple of years ago, but these are very dramatic shots of it with that sky.

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  13. Stunning clouds plus rainbow colors, fantastic sky!

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  14. I took a quick tour of your photos, outstanding !
    I lived in Laguna Beach for over 40 years and had a condo in Palm Desert so I know you area very well.
    Fabulous sky photo today.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Beautiful shots of the sky, thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Both of these photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Absolutely spectacular! Fantastic photos!!!

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  18. Great picture - its as if you can see the mountain altering the flow of the wind.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. You always have such beautiful wide open skies! Lovely. Have nice w/end.

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  20. Wow, scenic to the absolute max. Just wonderful.

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  21. that´s what I call a beautiful sky. And great scenery too.

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  22. Like a daytime, sunlight firework!

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  23. These are truly stunning shots with those iridescent colors in the white clouds.

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  24. Great photo to celebrate sky watching

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  25. Dynamite images! I imagine you had a polarizing filter mounted in order to get such a deep blue sky. And those clouds; just awesome!! Hope you actually got out of the car to shoot these. --lol--

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