Friday, August 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Summer Rain

Storm clouds over the Santa Rita's 8-13-09

We awoke to gentle rain on Thursday morning. After weeks of temperatures in the 105 range, this morning it was 71 and oh so cool and fresh! I immediately shut off the Ac and threw all the windows open wide. A cool breeze wafted in until I felt so chilled I needed to don a sweater! By late afternoon the sun broke through and the temperature rose to 91, but I left the AC off and the windows open. It was a fine day here in Sycamore Canyon.



Sycamore Canyon 8-13-09

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18 comments:

Louise said...

Fine and beautiful! Today it's raining and cold here.

texasnascarcowgirl said...

Desert pictures are so wonderful. Great pics!

Carol said...

Great shots of Sycamore Canyon...love those mountains...what a beautiful place to live...

Denise said...

Such stunning scenery! Glad you have had such a wonderful day.

koala said...

Great shots. I'm recently fascinated by mountain pictures obviously.

Deborah Godin said...

Looks like a soft gentle rain from those fluffy clouds!

Ecesis Factor said...

yahoo! good pics. Love the hummingbirds too. I'm a new birder myself.. gonna add you to my follow list.

Celeste said...

I am so glad you had a break in the heat Kathie, it must have felt glorious. Great photos too :)

Sylvia K said...

Kathie, your photos are marvelous! What great clouds! Yes, I'm glad you got a break in the heat, too! We've finally had a break too and while it doesn't get really hot in Seattle very often, last month it did! So, I know how great it felt!

Enjoy the weekend!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Wonderful summer skies full of rain to cool you down. We've had a drop in temp too and I needed a jacket for this morning's nature walk. Last night I actually had the heat on for a little.

Bernie said...

I can so understand why so many enjoy your post. Your photo's are beautiful.
Here in Alberta one can feel the Fall as well, my favorite time of year but I am not quite ready to let go of Summer.
Have a lovely weekend...Bernie :-)

J Bar said...

Great scenery.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Janie said...

Beautiful photos, especially the first one. It looks so wonderfully moody.

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you are enjoying some relief from the heat.

shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

such awsome pictures..

enjoy...

dAwN said...

Lovely skywatch! So glad you got to experience some cool weather this time of year.
Friends live in Tucson and say it has been a very hot summer.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I see why you like the desert, Kathie, these shots are lovely. Glad you got some rain. It is hot here. Over 90 degrees for two days already, and two to go.

Your story about Blossom is something. Good to hear that both she and Gus are doing better.

Kathiesbirds said...

egisfactor, I tried to post a comment on your blog but "comments" is not working there. Thanks for visiting my blog, thanks for adding me on your follow list, and good luck with your bird watching!