Thursday, March 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday - A storm brewing?





On the way back from spending a couple of hours in the canyon on Saturday, it looked like a storm was brewing. The sky had clouded up and we could see rain starting to fall in the distance. As we were leaving, we saw visitors walking, jogging and boarding the trams to venture deep into the canyon. I wonder if any of them ended up getting rained on. We didn't feel a drop.

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26 comments:

Oz Girl said...

I love the Arizona skies, so dramatic with the mountains and the clouds hanging low. I was just there last weekend (mom & dad used to live in the Clarkdale/Cottonwood area, mom is visiting Cottonwood for a month) and we had a ball. My sis and her friend came also, so it was girls' weekend! Enjoyed your photos!

Carletta said...

With skies like that I'm not sure I'd want to venture in but I wouldn't want to come all that way and not see it so if that meant getting wet I would have!
Great shots! I really love the sky in that second image - ominous..

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Your EG Tour Guide said...

Glad you escaped the rain. The sky looks very threatening!

Guy D said...

Excellent skywatch photos, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

P-TER said...

Amazind clouds!
Beautiful pictures !
Gr.
P-TER

Martha said...

I love desert thunderstorms and if it's warm I don't mind getting a little wet. Just protect me from hail.

Merisi said...

Gorgeous skies and that first one is out of this world - great capture! :-)

david mcmahon said...

Over here in Melbourne, we need some of those thunderclouds. We seriously await drought-breaking rain.

Phoenix C. said...

I particularly like the second photo, with the view of those wonderfully rugged mountains.

BC Doan said...

I love your sky pictures! So gorgeous!

Barb said...

I love the first photo where the four people are coming over the rise. Looks as though you had a great hike in the desert. I was in Tuscon area last spring - really enjoyed your scenery!

Tarolino said...

Looks very much like some of the later ones might have got wet. makes for very interesting pictures though. I especially like number two.
Scrolling down I found so many wonderful flower shots too. Very enjoyable.

Arija said...

The first shot is like something ouut of a movie. The second I dearly love for its clarity of light, beautiful clouds and crisp landscape.

Kathiesbirds said...

Love that first photo with the people on the crest of the hill! This looks like the same storm that chased us out of the Art Fair at Civano Nursery. Lots of wind but the potential rain never fell!

Lene said...

Great skyshots on a beautiful day :)

Teri C said...

That's the day it rained in the front of our park and not in the back.

Great photos!!

KaysWay said...

Looks like there is already rain falling, but not quit hitting the ground. Pretty shots.

Natural Moments said...

The storms that are really interesting to me is where there are clouds and it seems like it is raining, but the moisture seems to evaporate before it even hits the ground.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wooooo Diane. That looks like a 'mean' sky... I'll bet those people got drenched. But maybe they didn't care.

We were supposed to get rain today--and we got nothing. It turned out to be a great day.
Who knows!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Walker said...

Simply fabulous.

Gaelyn said...

Stupendous story skies. I'm always amazed when I see the rain obviously falling from the clouds yet evaporating before it hits the ground.
Great captures.

vincibene said...

Fantastic series!

LisaNewton said...

I love your sky walk Fridays. If I did sky watches, most days, I'd just have pictures of solid blue................:)

MaineBirder said...

Very nice images! Love the look of those threatening skies.

Evita said...

These are gorgeous skies! The cloud composition is incredible! Well done :)

Erin said...

beautiful desert sky...thanks for sharing these with us.
have a great weekend.