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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

After the rain storm in Arizona

 It rained and rained and rained in Scottsdale Sunday night.  Hubby and I sat on our porch and watched the lightning storm and then felt raindrops.
 Monday morning I headed out, camera in hand, to see the resort after the storm.  Quail were running around in family groups, calling to each other and rabbits of all sizes were out enjoying their breakfast.  It was a wonderful morning, in spite of the humidity in the air.  I'm glad that we had the opportunity to witness a desert storm.  We haven't had any here in our desert yet (I do believe there was one in June, when we were in the Sierra...)


KT said...

We once witnessed a desert sotrm and were surprised by the immediate flash floods...gave us a new appreciation for the warning signs placed on trails! I love the picture of the saguaro's at the top of your page!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Desert storms are the best, aren't they? Yes, we did have some significant rain in June, and the animals really came alive!