Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Watery Wednesday - Rainy Morning

This is my first time participating in Watery Wednesday. Here in the desert, it can be a challenge to find watery things to post about. Especially when there's a drought, and the creek by my house isn't flowing. However, on Sunday morning it rained!

When I went to the supermarket, I snapped this picture of the parking lot because it looked so different from usual. The pavement was dark, shiny and wet, and clouds hung above the mountains.

Zooming in on the mountains, I noticed a little sprinkling of snow!

Back home again, I found a puddle on the front sidewalk:

And in the backyard, some rain had soaked into the wood of the compost bin.

Droplets of water decorated plants. It was still not enough rain to make the creek start flowing yet, but maybe when the snow in the mountains melts. Thanks for visiting and sharing in my excitement of rain in the desert.

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21 comments:

Jen said...

Rain rain go away...at least by the 19th. ha!

Icy BC said...

The way you feel about the rain is the way I long for sun light here in Michigan..

I can read your excitement, Diane, and you did take the camera with you, did you take any pictures inside the market? :-)

Xavi said...

Thank you for sharing, Diane
I love Arizona!!

Pacey said...

Lovely mosaic of flowers with the droplets of rain. And I love your photos of the mountain, majestic.

betchai said...

lovely pictures Diane, i too love rain since I don't often see it in San Diego :) we had our rain this weekend too after 165 days of no rain at all :(

Gunilla said...

We have got alot of rain lately too.
I long for snow. so that we vill get a white christmas.

Thanks for visiting me.

have a nice week
Gunilla

SquirrelQueen said...

Welcome to WW Diane! The first one of the parking lot has a great reflection on the wet pavement. I love the mosaic.
Judy

Blessing Reflections said...

Beautiful pictures! The first photo is especially striking!

Martha Z said...

Wonderfu, lets hope there is a lot more comming your way.
Lovely close-ups of the damp leaves.

Salitype said...

ahh! i love rain but not when its freezing cold outside.

i love it when it rains to sort of freshen up everything!

love the mosaic. they're fantastic!

Ayie said...

Those are brilliant captures, nice shots! happy wednesday!

Judy said...

I love the close-up of the mountains, and the clouds over them! And the mosaic of flowers!!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Diane
Wow, you live in an amazing place - even the parking lot with the magnificent mountains in the background looks great!

Evelyn

BeachILike said...

Beautiful one, all trees would be happy when its rain.

Have a nice day.

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Ebie said...

Wow! aren't we just so thankful of that rain, it brought forth beauty and refreshing drink for the plants!

Welcome to Watery Wednesday, glad that you are on board!

Lindy MacDuff said...

How I love those days in Arizona and dislike them in Indiana (because we have so many)! I'd gladly send you the rain we've had all day today. That is such a beautiful clearing sky in the first photo. Love the colors in the leaf mosaic, too.

Gaelyn said...

It's like a special gift when it rains in the desert.
We only got a little rain last Sunday night. I didn't even see wet ground in the morning.
Nice shots for your first watery wednesday.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It's so interesting to know about different places and different people all around the world. Your place makes me eager to know more.

Forest Warbler

Loree said...

I can share your excitement. When the first rains come over here you can smell the difference in the air. I love it.

Arasu said...

Nice rain shots. When the rain comes occasionally it becomes special. The photo with colorful leaves look beautiful. In the first one, the clouds seem to be coming out of the mountain.

rainfield61 said...

Rain rain won't go away, rain is coming.