Thursday, July 15, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Finally it Rained!

DSC_0035 Thunderstorm in Sycamore Canyon 7-14-10 2:09 PM MST

DSC_0034 DSC_0036 DSC_0041 DSC_0044 DSC_0049 DSC_0053 DSC_0077 Drenched Costa’s hummingbird 7-14-10

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Skywatch Friday!

29 comments:

Roy said...

Its certainly did Kathie, hope you don't get washed away.

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Oh, that must have felt insanely wonderful!

Kathiesbirds said...

Roy, today you would never know it rained. This thirsty earth absorbed it all away!

Birdcouple, it did! I went out and stood in it for a bit just to see/feel/touch/smell/hear it! Today the sun is back out, the temperature is rising, and it is soo-o-o humid! I am ready for more rain!

Gaelyn said...

Wow, you really got a down pour Kathie. Sure hope you get more so the ground can get really wet.
Good thing something got that rabbit before the storm.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gaelyn AMEN! It might have ended up floating in that brown stew in the wash! Yuk!

gardenpath said...

Now, that is a good rain! That poor little hummer looks drenched.

Love the cloud shot at the end.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gardenpath, thanks! and I know, that hummer cracked me up (poor thing)!

Arija said...

How wonderful for you and your garden and for all the critters. Water spells abundance for all. We too had an inch of rain in 12 hrs., not much of course and nowhere near enough to give some runoff into our almost empty dams, but every little helps.
I love your pelting down rain shots and hope you went out in it and got thoroughly soaked. Nothing better in your and our climate in the summer.

Carol said...

Great rainy day shots! Love that little hummingbird....and the clouds are beautiful in your last shot....with that touch of light...

Kathiesbirds said...

Carol, thanks! and a new storm is rolling in right now so I'm going to shut my computer down for now!

caughtbymycamera said...

Wonderful pictures. We finally had some storm. Rain was badly needed.

KatNell said...

Yay! RAIN! We are finally getting a summer heat wave. Low 90's over in Ogden area, still only 85 here at the house now at 4pm. Expecting 100 in SL Valley tomorrow.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of photos, we finally got some much needed rain too. I feel sorry for your cute little hummer though.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, it sure did rain! I love a good rainstorm on the desert!

EG Wow said...

YAY, rain! I can see that when you do get rain you get lots of it. :)

Linnea W said...

I'm glad you got some rainfall. Terrific pictures. I feel like I'm right there! I bet the rain cooled things down and made everyone happier...

Regina said...

Wonderful and refreshing.
Great captures Kathie.
Have a great weekend.

" Happy SkyWatch Friday "

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a lot of rain! The humming bird doesn't look too happy about it!

Powell River Books said...

I love clearing cumulus clouds. Glad you got some moisture after all the heat. - Margy

Wren said...

Beautiful sky, Kathy. Even more so when it brings much needed rain.

Barb said...

Looks like it poured, Kathie! That drenched Hummer shot is wonderful - can't stop eating even when there is a downpour!

Barb said...

PS I also wanted to say that your final cloud show is spectacular!

Deborah said...

Fabulous shots again! Poor little hummingbird! Such a sad sight. Quite a nice downpour you got. I am lovin' your back yard. **kisskiss** Deb

JDS said...

I never thought of hummingbird as living in the desert. I like your blog, and that's a great Langston Hughes quote at the top.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wow Kathie I am sorry I missed your post. What a downfall! I bet that country just sucks it up like a sponge!!! How wonderful, it must be like renewal for the plants and animals. Love the wet hummer picture. So cute! Take care and talk with you soon!

dAwN said...

Wow..its pouring buckets! You needed that. Our friends visiting from Tucson said they needed some summer monsoons.
Hope all the birdies find nice places to take cover.

dAwN said...

Oh...and I LOVE that last photo!

Celeste said...

Hurray! I am sure all the plants and animals appreciated it just as much as you did. And then there is always that wonderful smell after the first rains.

Carver said...

Your photography is fantastic. I was reading through your posts and wanted to mention how much I like your blog. It sounds like you have so many changes on the horizon and I hope they will all go well. I know it must be hard.