As I was taking yesterday’s photograph of the hikers, I almost missed this shot.
It started out as a perfect whale but winds were changing the form quickly.
Winds then turned the fish into this creature.
(Bonus points if you also see a sleeping dog in the rocks).
A welcome rain started about 2am this morning and is still going as I write this. An added treat
was the clouds building at sunset last night. These two images were taken a few minutes apart.
While parts of the country are experiencing record cold, snow, etc, we also are having unusual weather. It was 79 yesterday and will be 74 today. That’s more than 10 degrees above normal. Here’s a view from my office window. We’re coping 🙂
A gorgeous but unusual sunset this evening.
In the shot below, I zoomed in on the Saguaro at the back of the scene.
The rhyme held true this week; still no rain. Dreams of Spring Wildflowers are beginning to fade.
We had quite a dust storm late yesterday no doubt leaving a lot of particulates in the air. It can help produce nice sunrises and sunsets as seen through this Ocotillo.
We had a spectacular lightning storm last night but I didn’t grab my camera until it was almost over. Darn. This shot is from an upstairs window. I braced the camera against the frame of an open window while holding down the shutter. (recently lost my cable release)
(ISO 400, f/8, 21 sec)
We had an excellent rainfall last night and heard on the news this morning that it puts us ahead of our normal rainfall for the year. This sunrise photo is from two mornings ago after another great rain.
A shot of Chris on our walk this morning. Monsoon clouds are always a welcome sight. They don’t always mean rain but we and the desert plants appreciate the moisture in the air.