Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Night Time In The Desert

Last night was such a beautiful evening. I decided to take a midnight swim under the moonlight and enjoy the warm desert air. I find the salt waters of our pool refreshing and almost healing. The glow of the pool light cast a warm feeling on the plants surrounding these calm waters. I've shared photos of the plants in our yard many times over the years, but usually they are all taken in the full light of day, under the blazing sun. But last night I was inspired to snap a few photos around the yard. This first photo above left is fun- the pool waters look green when in fact it actually glows more blue-ish-green. I had the setting on my camera on the "slow synch" mode, so the shutter would capture the low light. And so here are some of the photos I snapped in the moonlight...enjoy!

above: I like the contrast of the palm fronds against the black desert sky

above: This flowering cactus sits on the edge of the hot tub overlooking the pool.

above: a close up of the flower. The flash on my camera washed out the flower somewhat but it is still pretty, don't you think?

above: Nice contrast here of the green cactus against the palm trees and crushed rocks.

above: Here's that agave I showed a few weeks ago. This is another great contrast against the dark sky...
I hope you enjoyed these photos of Night Time In The Desert.
-Rick Rockhill

10 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

oooh! I bet that would be relaxing. I'd love a moonlight swim!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Beautiful pictures. I love going in the pool at night, but the mosquitoes are so bad I don't do it often.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Sweet Virginia Breeze- we don't really have mosquitos in the desert, but I know what you mean.

Mags said...

Your pool looks so inviting! I love swimming at night when pools have lights. Otherwise, I kind of freak out for some silly reason. As if sharks or something invade while it's night time. *shrug*

A Lewis said...

Night...night...night....what an amazing time after the day has finished, the light is gone, and the crickets have started chirping. I love it.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i think the desert is such a beautiful amazing thing to behold!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Kathy said...

Positively lovely!

Desert Songbird said...

I love salt water pools. I bet your swim was heavenly. I'm envious!

grace said...

gorgeous! love the green colour hues in the photos.

WAT said...

Only thing I like about summer are those warm awesome sexy nights...

OOOOOO LA LA!

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