Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thunderheads~SkyWatch Friday 071610











Thunderheads developed over the desert today. It's our monsoon season, which means that instead of clouds moving in from the west and the Pacific Ocean, they move up from Mexico and from Arizona, bringing moisture with them. July and August are our monsoon months. The sky was cloudless this morning, but by 9:30 a.m., thunderheads were developing over our local mountains. They continued to grow and grow. By 4:00 this afternoon, the entire desert was covered with monsoonal clouds and moisture. I could hear thunder from my house. These clouds were quickly moving and they are already clearing out, but the forecast is for more moisture and thunderstorms for the next two days. Ahhhh...summer! SkyWatch Friday for July 16, 2010.

6 comments:

Linnea W said...

Those are awesome clouds! I love thunderstorms and the fantastic cloud formations that precede them. Unfortunately, up here in Norcal we rarely see skies like these...

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the first one is very interesting
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Lorac said...

Lovely and powerful looking!

Julie said...

The purity of the white clouds is sensational! I love it when they pile higher and higher up into the sky. Good shots of them.

Owlfarmer said...

These are quite lovely--especially since that clear, dry desert air doesn't soften up the outlines of the clouds. I tried a few similar shots yesterday, but 80% humidity can do a number on efforts at clarity. Thanks for sharing these.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissime formazioni di nuvole !!
Le foto mi piacciono molto :-))
Buon fine settimana.