Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rain

These pictures are from the morning after the first significant rain of the monsoon season.

Eerie lighting reflected in puddles of rainwater.

A little frog in a puddle?

A faint parhelion (sun dog) appeared in the sky.

crested saguaro on the left

Clouds all around! :)




One last puddle of rainwater until next time...


See more skies from around the world at Skywatch Friday.

26 comments:

Steffi said...

Great photos for SWF!I saw the terrible fires in Arizon!I hope you are okay!Happy Independence Day!

eileeninmd said...

Happy 4th of July! Great collection of sky shots! The first one is my favorite and I like the sundog capture. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pics, the desert is just fascinating.

Roberta said...

Glad the monsoons came your way!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such wonderful views! Especially love the eerie lighting in the first photo!

Karen said...

Terrific series!

Jim said...

Wonderful.

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful as always.

I was up super early the morning after that first big storm and saw a small line of red in the sky. Of course I thought the Catalina fire had gotten bigger till I saw the sky just get more and more red. Then it dawn on me... sunrise... I took several photos and they look like sunsets ! I might post one on Friday.

cheers, parsnip

Annie said...

Your little frog picture totally enchanted me.

VaishVijay said...

golden reflection on water is beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

I bet that was much needed rain, and you caught it so well. I can almost smell it, you know the smell of earth when it hasn't rained in a long time?

ladyfi said...

Simply lovely - especially the colour in the first two shots.

Jeannette StG said...

The eeriness of the light in the first pic is kind of symbolic with all the grief Arizona is going through right now.

Light and Voices said...

Arizona has like the best lighting of anywhere in the States. Lovely series of photographs.
JM Illinois

Brenda's Arizona said...

Great photos! Good to remember what rain looks like...

Darla said...

Awesome lighting shots... wasn't it amazing? And more rain tonight -- yippee! :-)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Rain? What's that?? Love the golden light in the first photo.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Οι εικόνες σου είναι πάντα φαντασμαγορικές!

Arija said...

So glad your rains have started!!! The forest fires I have seen have been frightening to say the least. Lovely shot of the eery light and of course all the others too, especially when enlarged. That's my kind of country. I just love deserts.

Celeste said...

Lovely photos, the monsoon is such a picturesque time.

Giga said...

Niebo cudownie wygląda na pierwszyn zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.
The sky looks pierwszyn wonderful picture. Wodoki the other pictures are very interesting. Yours.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Fantastic pic...

Betsy Grant said...

Your photos are just as lovely and enjoyable as ever. Thanks for sharing!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, I like such unusual views:) Greetings

JB said...

Great photos. I love each and every one of your photographs.
JB

Janie said...

Did you know that comments are disabled on your latest post? I enjoyed the great variety of desert animal, insect and plant photos.