Saturday, July 11, 2009

… summer storms

Last evening (a little after 7 pm), Dad, Bailey, & I went out to the back porch to watch the sunset. We are in what is called the 'monsoon' season. . . which means that when the sun heats up our morning & midday temperatures (it got up to 103 yesterday) it provides a vacuum like effect & pulls the clouds & rain up from the Gulf of California (& sometimes the Gulf of Mexico) & we get afternoon & evening rains. . . (& thunderstorms!) When I first moved here. . . I really didn't like the humidity that came with it. But, with age comes wisdom (I think!) - because now I love the monsoons!. . . In fact I get a little disappointed when one fizzles out! The plants love them, & my skin really loves them !

Last evening, the clouds had rolled in . . . but the sunset was peeking through - throwing a wonderful golden glow to everthing amidst the grey cloudy skies.

Then. . . finally. . . the clouds gifted us with their rain. . . The hot temperatures immediately drop by 10 - 15 degrees & everything breathes a sigh of relief.

The sun hung on as long as it could. . . & with the raindrops it also gifted us with this . . .

. . . & then, just before the sun set (& the thunderstorm really broke loose!) . . . we got the hint of the second rainbow. . . (I hope you can see it!)

I love the reminder of 'promise' that a rainbow brings. They also seem to take my breath away - each & every time.

xo, Bren


Denise said...


PamKittyMorning said...

Ohh so pretty. We had a tiny sprinkle today and it was lovely.

Lindah said...


RootsAndWingsCo said...

Lovely images! We are in Arizona too. There is nothing better than our Monsoons.

Just blog hopping and I found my way to your blog;) So fun to find other Arizona bloggers. I'm loving your quilts. So pretty.

Anjeanette of the R&W girls

Susan said...

I love any information about AZ. We are moving there, well, in the valley, to East Mesa. Last year I was there during monsoon and we went storm chasing. The people at my DH's office thought we were crazy. I love the storms (being from Michigan).

Jacquelynne said...

I love rainbows too... and the double rainbows are so neat... makes me think of that song- "How Great is Our God", because everything He does is magnificent!

Carole said...

I love mother earth and all of her splendors! Lovely place you live! Cheers!

rachel said...

I love the first one...sometimes storms bring in the best photo opportunities.


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