Eastern Sierra

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last storm~Outdoor Wednesday~080311

Well, we had our last thunderstorm yesterday afternoon.  The monsoon clouds are heading out somewhere else and we have 7 days of clear weather ahead.  You know, I'm actually going to miss our afternoon thunderstorms!  We've had them now for 4 days.  I was sleeping soundly on the living room couch yesterday afternoon when I awoke to "BOOM!"...thunder!  I looked out the window and saw cloudy skies south toward the Santa Rosa mountains.  of course, I had to grab my camera and head up there!  These summer storms are extremely quick-moving, so if I see one, I have to immediately go!  I hit rain on and off driving up the mountain and this is what I saw at the top.  I noticed that later that afternoon, the storms had moved down the valley and across it to Joshua Tree National Park.  There are a few leftover clouds this morning, but the humidity is gone (thankfully)...both hubby and I are extremely tired today and it's from the humidity and not drinking enough water.  Outdoor Wednesday for August 3, 2011. To visit Outdoor Wednesday, please go to:  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/


Karen said...

A view worth the drive, it's stunning.

Gaelyn said...

The sky here is all gray but nary a drop. I know what you mean by high humidity and forgetting to drink enough water. Yuck.