Rainy days in the desert
Rainy days in the desert
It’s been pretty wet around here lately. It rained on and off on Thursday, and most of the day Friday and Saturday.
There has been a lot of this going on. By everybody.
We are getting out between rainstorms though, and enjoying the freshness of the desert.
These photos are close ups of the creosote bush. They are the bush that smells like rain, and they also have these cute white fluffy seeds that attract the rain. They shimmer like diamonds when the sun comes out. (That’s what the ant was carrying in Fridays post)
The rain stopped Saturday morning, so we took advantage of the lull and went for a walk in the huge wash that’s behind us. If you look close you can see both dogs. LOL Torrey hardly stopped running in the sand.
There are huge gnarly ironwood trees here. They grow in the most fantastic shapes.
This bush growing on the edge of the wash has put down some serious roots. It looks like an old rusty pipe, but those are it’s roots. Amazing.
I found these tiny white flowers, I mean tiny. They are about half the size of a grain of rice. Look at that beautiful red center.
This is a small family of barrel cactus. The barrel cactus are the Bad Ass Dudes of the desert. They have the longest, sharpest, most don’t get near them spines of any cactus.
This one, still has it’s flower buds from the spring. I have to tell you, I am so wanting to be back here in March or April. This desert is going to be a riot of color after all this rain.
And speaking of all this rain…I am writing this post on Saturday. Late afternoon. It’s pouring!! This is the view outside my windows.
We may need a conversion from RV, to pontoon boat.
Check back tomorrow for some gorgeous after the rain photos.
One more thing…..I am going to start a weekly photography special. Every Monday I will post a photo that will be on sale for the rest of the week. An 8×10 will be $20 instead of $25, and the 11×14 will be $30 instead of $40.
Here is this weeks photo. Click the photo to be taken to the image in the store.
Absolutely stunning desert views!! I just LOVE that cactus…although I wouldn’t want to RUN into one! :)
Your picture that is on sale today is just beautiful…I must share this post!!
No, they are nasty guys. And thanks for sharing.
Wow that sure looks like you had some big rain storms. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Hi I’m Holly the blogging dog, I really liked your adventure and your great photos
We’ve heard it’s been a bit cool and raining down there. Rain is necessary even in the desert sometimes. Pretty photos.
It has been nice. A pleasant change.
Good glory, that ending photo wraps it all up, MARY! The flora is awesome, but then you take us and we soar to the sky. GORGEOUS! And little Miss Cutie Pie in the beginning starts us on the adventure!!!! Happy day! Anita
She is a cutie. And thanks again!
Cooped up with rain? We’re expecting blowing snow and white-out conditions this afternoon. I feel just terrible for you. ;)
Sorry about the rain, at least you managed to get out in between the rainshowers.. The photos are lovely, I love the rain droplets and the neat tree, your cute dogs and the last sky shot. Wonderful post, have a happy Monday!
Yet more gorgeous photos – I can’t get enough! I so appreciate these tours of places I’ve always wanted to see. You focus on exactly the things I’d be focusing on – the beauty of nature and its details. And I love that photo of snuggly Roxy! :)
I’m really glad you are along for the ride. That’s great you would focus on the same things. Wait till tomorrow’s post.
The pictures are more fantastic than ever. The one of Roxey is my favorite. Well I had my photo fix this morning with coffee. So glad your’e there taking fantastic photos you share. I hope the sun will shine for you today. Right now I’m singing to myself itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and wash the spider out. You guys are the spider.
Gorgeous shots. I really love that sky and those tiny flowers.
love that little roxie. :) beautiful views of the flora, there!
They smell like rain? That is so cool! What a gorgeous picture!
We are in the middle of a many years drought and that rain looks so great. Could we have some creosote bushes?
Amazing photos! A rainy day in the desert would be welcomed I’m sure!
Beautiful shots, as always. That wash looks like a great place for the dogs to run! Long as they don’t wash away in the downpour… Rainy days are so rare here, I just love them! And, yes, it would be amazing to be there in spring and see all the flowers!
Wow, that is a lot of rain. That always makes me nervous while boondocking even though we try to always park on high ground. Should be a good showing of blooms come spring. We’ll stay in AZ all of Mar and most of April to hopefully see it. I’d love to see the Superstitions when the yellow poppy’s are blooming :-)
Who would of thought it’s be raining in the desert, let alone the Super Bowl? Guess its better than 19 plus inches of snow we got! Love Dolly
Your weather is a lot different from ours, but I love that we can still see the beauty in weather that some people might complain about. You got some lovely images and it looks like a gorgeous spot to call home for a while!
Somehow “riot of color” and “dessert” have never seemed possible to me – I learn so much from you!! Don’t get washed away there ;)
I didn’t think much of the desert until I started following you! It’s so beautiful!
Wow. So much rain! You could almost be in Oregon lol.
I’m running out of original words to describe how beautiful your photos are to me! When it rains in the desert, it pours? Or does it just not absorb the water very quickly? Either way, I trust you didn’t wash away, and look forward to more photos. :)