Thursday, November 19, 2009

Clouds at Sunrise

A few mornings ago, the sky was cloudy as I walked in Sabino Canyon.

Clouds were a welcome change from the clear skies usually seen in this area.

It almost looked as if it could rain.

The creek hasn't flowed since July.

Even the tiny pools of stagnant water have dried up.

No rain, the clouds were just teasing. After all, this is the desert.

16 comments:

Martha Z said...

Nice skies even if you didn't get rain. It seems you didn't get much of a monsoon this year either.
I like the silvery look to the plants in the second photo. All great shots, though.

Salitype said...

ahhh! the sunrise...there's nothing more refreshing than waking up to a lovely morn...though it is cloudy, i think it is dramatic and beautiful nonetheless.

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well that may have been a tease--but it was a GORGEOUS one... The sky was so pretty and you got some great pictures.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

A little early in the season for much rain. But those clouds sure made for a beautiful sunrise. Thanks for being up early to catch it.

Marvin said...

I would have definitely thought rain from the look of those clouds, but then I don't know the desert. At least they provide some stunning photos.

Stephanie said...

There's cloud but no rain. How strange. Nonetheless, nice shots of the desert. Have a wonderful weekend!

Arasu said...

The cactus plants seems to be looking towards the sky for rain. The sky looks nice to see with different tones of blue.

Kim Hosey said...

Beautiful images. I love cloudy desert mornings; something so refreshing about them.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely sunrise and pretty colors. Great photos and happy skywatching. It is always worth getting up early for a great sunrise.

betchai said...

same here in San Diego Diane, we just had our rain today after 165 days of no rain :(

i love your images, like you, i love clouds from time to time, though i also love blue sunny skies :)

birdy said...

Your blog and images are very interesting. We have the same weather condition, no rain in the last three months.

Ayie said...

it would be nice to see some sunny sunshine on sunrise nevertheless the sky is pretty

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Oh yeah! Another desert, cacti, succulent lover! Can't wait to follow you and your great shots! Check me out, that's what I'm all about!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Beautiful shots of the sunset over the desert! What a magical place. My sister lives in Phoenix. I guess it is monsoon season there.

Katie said...

It's so beautiful! :)

jackie said...

Your photos are lovely. All those clouds make things look so brooding.