Wednesday, May 13, 2015

looks like rain














I love a good storm....the building clouds, the far-away thunder, the feeling of anticipation that comes with the changing weather. The wind blows, the dust flies, and finally, it rains! I wait out the storm in the truck, watching the water roll down the windows, sticking my hand out the open door every so often just to feel the rain in my palm.

And when the storm passes, the air is clean, the dust settled, and the desert plants glow with life. I wander through the sage, smiling at the way the desert comes alive after a cloudburst, smelling the scent of fresh rain on the sagebrush. The dogs hunt lizards. The sun comes out. Nothing else matters.

Linking up with Chrisy at living a good north coast life and reconnecting with Nature, one storm at a time.

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  1. What a lovely picture you paint. The photos are just fabulously in tandem with your words.

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    1. Thanks, Betty! Glad you enjoyed the photo-trip into the storm!

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  2. I see, just sittin' around watching the storm roll in and the cactus bloom, eh??
    It's a fact, there is nothing like the smell of a desert after the rains. That sweet, sweet Sage.
    Those shards on your donkey plate look scrumptious.
    x

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    1. Yep, it's a good life when there's nothing more important than watching the storm roll in. Unless it's playing with shards and a pony plate!
      xx

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    2. After a closer look, I do believe you're right. It IS a donkey plate!

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  3. ah, yes.
    rain.
    we need some badly, here….

    love your sweet photos!

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    1. Couldn't we all use some more rain? Always love when you stop by. Hope the shoulder is healing and you're feeling stronger these days. xx

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  4. oh, these photos are simply glorious! you captured the essence of the storm, everything from the building up of clouds to the resulting explosion of desert color. just fantastic!
    guess who won the latest yarn giveaway on soulemama?! yes, we are now yarn sisters! i think that's pretty neat, actually. it was Amanda that got me interested in knitting, so I'm thrilled!
    hope you're loving these crazy monsoon spring days. things are positively lush around here... lush and spongy!
    xoxo

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    1. Congrats on winning the handpainted yarn! That is going to be so much fun to work with....can't wait to see what you knit!

      It's been such a dry winter with very little snow, so the spring storms are sooo welcome! Not only has everything been blooming like crazy, the rains are killing off the man-eating gnats! More rain is predicted up on the mesa, so maybe, just maybe, the drought won't be so bad this year. Fingers crossed!
      xx

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