Wednesday, August 15, 2012

After the rain

Here are some snapshots from a walk in the canyon after a good rain about two weeks ago:







Gila Chub




Hooker's Evening Primrose




Black-necked Garter Snake - baby




Trailing Four O'Clock






Roadrunner




Empress Leilia

Enjoy your day!

26 comments:

Annie said...

So gorgeous. The water pictures bring something to mind. When there are rains is the area subject to flash flooding?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Annie, Yes flash floods can happen in this area and that is something to keep in mind especially during monsoon season!

betchai said...

so beautiful, your pictures are always so full of life and inspiring beauty, Diane.

angryparsnip said...

We have had a rather long monsoon this year. Can't complain too much we needed the rain. My skylight didn't much like it though !
Lovely photos as always. The second photo is wonderful.

cheers, parsnip

Nefertiti said...

magnifique endroit !

Giga said...

Oglądałam powiększone zdjęcia i patrzyłam na inną od naszej, ale bardzo ciekawą przyrodę. Podobał mi się spacer, no może oprócz węża, którego bym wolała na nim nie widzieć. Pozdrawiam.
Plus I watched pictures and looked at different from ours, but very interesting nature. I enjoyed the walk, except maybe a snake, which I would prefer not to see on it. Yours.

Janie said...

It's great to see the desert in bloom. Love the roadrunner and the primrose.

Rohrerbot said...

This has been a real treat lately. The random storms and the wildlife....butterflies, hummers, deer...everything are everywhere!!! It's hard to pick and choose where to go on the weekends:) Nice shots of Sabino:)

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I am jealous of all your rain! You get rain, we get dirt. But I am not jealous of your snakes.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So much desert life! I think the baby snake is my favorite.

rainfield61 said...

Life in a desert is magnificient.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos after the rain! You have some flowers there that I don't see here, and the Empress Leilia is so gorgeous!

Magpie said...

It is amazing what rain will do for the desert. I love seeing the fish in the water. All great shots.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Another fascinating and breath taking desert series.

Darla said...

Wow, I knew that Sabino Canyon would get some water but I didn't realize it would get THAT much! Look at those Gila Chub! I love your photography; what a gift. Thank you.

Martha Z said...

Such beauty in the desert when it rains. I have been hearing, though, of the oppressive heat in Phoenix and I suspect it isn't exactly cool in Tucson. We've been having triple digit weather for the last week, expected to break in a few days.

Loree said...

You have perfectly captured the beauty of nature after the rain. So, it has rained in the desert but we are still parched here :(

Denise said...

I remember going to the desert after a rain, everything was suddenly blooming. Great photos!

Julie said...

roadrunners look so small. surprising to me!!!

'Tsuki said...

The butterfly is magnificent... But all your picture are awesome : thank you so much for sharing those pieces of desert...

ZielonaMila said...

Interesting photographs, I like to admire such views of the nature. I am greeting

Ann said...

was it completely dry before the rain? The tiny fish just hatched?

Magia da Inês said...

♡¸.°.¸♫♫♪
Muito, muito bonito.
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

♡彡♫♪°.¸.•°`

Diane AZ said...

Hi Ann, the creek does stop flowing for a while in the summer, but a few small pools remain where the fish stay until the drought is over.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Για μία ακόμη φορά οι εικόνες της φύσης - που μας παρουσιάζετε μέσα από το blog σας - είναι εξαιρετικές!

Betsy Grant said...

So beautiful. A real pleasure to view!