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.






Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rain at the cabin




It rained every afternoon we were up at the cabin in the eastern Sierra Nevada.  EVERY afternoon!  But, you know, it was enjoyable!  We would open the door, listen to the rain and thunder, and just soak it all in.  It was monsoon season up there (in the desert, too).  There were floods in the high desert, up by Victorville and we saw lots of mud on our drive home.  In the Sierra Nevada, however, the ground just absorbs the water.  I remember walking down to the end of the corner and my feet went "Squish, squish, squish" on the ground.  Everything sparkled and the sage smelled so sweet after the rain!

3 comments:

Inger said...

We are at the eastern Sierras and we only got one afternoon of rain. Maybe we're too far down and the rain gets absorbed by the heat. Or something. Lots of thunder clouds though.

desertsandbeyond said...

This was north of Bishop, up by June Lake. Yes, you are much further south.

James said...

WOW WOW WOW, seriously WOW! That is amazing!