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.