When it rains, it greens

The rain came in gently from the East. It could get exciting before it's over.
The rain came in gently from the East. It could get exciting before it’s over.
It looks like a lawn, no mowing required.
It looks like a lawn, no mowing required.
It didn't take but a day or two and the seeds started sprouting.
It didn’t take but a day or two and the seeds started sprouting.
Its exhilarating to watch the storm coming your way.
Its exhilarating to watch the storm coming your way.
An unknown effect in my iPhone panoramic function left me with this image of a flying telephone pole.
An unknown effect in my iPhone panoramic function left me with this image of a flying telephone pole.
So beautiful to watch the sun's rays hit the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park and the rain off to the North. Coming this way for sure.
So beautiful to watch the sun’s rays hit the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park and the rain off to the North. Coming this way for sure.
Can't argue with a rainbow.
Can’t argue with a rainbow.
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Desert Storms

Weather in the desert is amazing. At three o’clock in the morning a HUGE lightening strike woke me up. The crack of the strike and the flash of the light.

How close was it? I start to count. You know it goes; you see the lightening and you count, one-mississippi, two-mississippi. I get to nine and the sound is defening. For five minutes I lie in bed and watch the flashes and listen to the rumbling. Then I get up. Did I roll up the car windows? (Yes, for once) Where is the rain? Oh it too early, I’m going back to bed.

Thankfully I doze on and off, all the time counting, “one-mississippi” somewhere in the back of my mind. Sometime after five am the crack of lightening and roar of thunder was just too much. “Honey, did you hear that crack?” I’m sure hubby is awake. “No, but thanks for waking me up.”

Pink Sunrise 10 15 15
After an amazing early morning storm, the sunrise peaked out for just a moment.
Joshua tree sunrise 10 15
Meanwhile, on the west side of the house the skies are heavy with beautiful clouds and lightening bolts I just could capture.
The storm is moving off to the north.
The storm is moving off to the north.

Hi Desert Discoveries

Then there are days like this when the skies are so incredibly blue (we are about 3000' above sea level) put the clouds are so poofy; like the opening credits to The Simpsons.
Then there are days like this when the skies are so incredibly blue (we are about 3000′ above sea level) put the clouds are so poofy; like the opening credits to The Simpsons.

We moved out to the Hi Desert and I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with. I better start filling it with words and art.

I've noticed in the cloud patterns in the skies over the Hi Desert are infinitely interesting. Whispy shapes like this generally indicate upcoming windy conditions.
I’ve noticed in the cloud patterns in the skies over the Hi Desert are infinitely interesting.
Whispy shapes like this generally indicate upcoming windy conditions.