Saturday, September 12, 2009

San Jacinto from Morongo Valley

Mt. San Jacinto is one of the landmark features in our area here in the desert, and the North-facing view is, in my opinion, the best-looking side of the mountain. San Jacinto was formed by earthquake action: this side was lifted out of the desert floor, giving the northern slope a steep and rugged appearance.

The image I'm sharing here shows San Jacinto from this angle. This is how it looks from the rural community of Morongo Valley, a place that transitions from the low desert of Palm Springs to the high desert towns of Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The hills of Morongo Valley block the bottom part of San Jacinto, but I've painted this rock so often, a change in the look is welcome!

I hope you enjoy it. (And by the way, I sold it today). =)