Thursday, November 10, 2011

After the rain

Hello! These shapes, colors and textures of the desert landscape are from Monday after the rain...














And, this was at sunrise this morning:

11/11/11

Linking to Skywatch Friday.  Have a wonderful weekend. :)

38 comments:

mary said...

I think after the rain everybody is happy! The sunrise is awesome!
SWF

Magpie said...

All the little critters look a bit cold. Love the bunny! And the barrel cactus blossoms look like little pineapples. Gorgeous sunrise.

ladydazy said...

What beautiful shots!! I love the smell of the desert after the rain. :)

Sue McGettigan said...

Fab photos, makes me want to be in the desert :)

Lindy MacDuff said...

I always love the look and smell of the desert after the rain. =) Very nice captures of the wildlife and I like the heart-shaped prickly pear pad. The saguaros look like they are stretching their arms to catch every last drop of rain. Your sunrise this morning was magnificent!

snapperoni said...

Beautiful photos! :D

I love how the plants have started to light up in the first photo with the dark clouds in the back.

Extraordinary sky in the last photo. Have never come across such.xD An eruption of colour amidst the clouds.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i'm in awe of your photos, diane.

those are soo well captured.

terrific shots!

Rohrerbot said...

Oh I can't wait. I think we have another weaker storm coming in this weekend. I love days like these!!!

Gaelyn said...

After rain in the desert is such a superb gift.

Nefertiti said...

magnifique,bon w end

Elizabeth Gilmore said...

oh my goodness! These pictures are amazing. What a sunrise!

I hope you have a good weekend.

best,
e

lifeisaroadtrip said...

You really capture the desert so beautifully. I am sucker for a trail and dramatic sky. Also, the photo of the cactus blooms leaves me speechless!

Light and Voices said...

Speechless and breathless here.
Awesome photos.
Joyce M

shirley said...

Everything especially the colours are always so fresh after the rain. Your photos are amazing.

betchai said...

ah, my heart always beats happiness whenever i come to your site Diane and seeing the wonderful beauty in your place. lovely images.

angryparsnip said...

Gosh... how could I have missed that beautiful sunrise... you do get up early. My house looks north and see the tint on the clouds but I don't always get out in time.
Lovely photos today.

cheers, parsnip

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous photos after the rains. Love seeing the birds and critters.. Bet they love the rain!!!! The fog on the mountains is GREAT....

Love that last photo also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Clytie said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

And a bonus cactus heart!!!

I hope you enjoy your weekend, Diane!

Arija said...

Ah, deserts after rain are a delight to the senses, the smell alone is heady. Love the shot with the cactus against the low clouds. Getting that cardinal and the other little bird lining it's nest must have been quite a thrill. Thank you for sharing all this beauty.

Ann said...

what do these rabbits feed before the rain? I was teaching my students 10 rabbits eat the amount of one sheep.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Our desert does the same thing... really comes alive after a rain!

Powell River Books said...

I love the desert but don't get there much any more. We are very wet up here in the Pacific Northwest. We had a geologist friend and he always called the desert, naked geology. He was a great guide for rocks and the natural environment. - Margy

rainfield61 said...

I never think that a desert can be so beautiful until I follow you all this while.

Barb said...

Fabulous captures! Lucinda was very interested in the big-eared bunny. That little bird is well-camauflauged. You capture the essence of the desert.

Emille said...

That red cardinal looks beautiful in there!

Thérèse said...

Exquisite pictures! I love the one of the cactus wren and the feather!!
The smell must have been very special after the rain in the desert.
I miss not being able to walk "in the wild" these days but no time at all...

Lrong said...

Love the bird pic... cardinal? Wonder if the cactus fruit is edible... ;)

Thendral said...

The red color bird picture is very cute...

Pete said...

love nature after rain

rebecca said...

I can't say that I've even been to the desert! beautiful pics.

Martha Z said...

I like that heart shaped cactus and that is an amazing sunrise you captured.

Darla said...

I keep returning again and again to the photo of the fruit close-up...they remind me of tiny pineapples and the entire image is juicy and luscious!

Until moving here, I had no real concept of what rain could mean to the desert; and no idea that the rain could fall with such abundance and force. For some reason, I thought rain in the desert would be 'sprinkles'! LOL

Love your photography!

Amin said...

Hello! Thank You very much for sharing!

Faylinn said...

Beautiful shots..like the places

Denise said...

Beautiful, beautiful desert!!!

EG Wow said...

I love seeing so much life in the desert.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh wow! These are wonderful photos!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Where did you find the Cardinal, Diane??? What colors you photographed!