Sunday, August 18, 2013

A wish for rain


It looks like a nice healthy rain but alas, it's just the base of the fountain I pictured yesterday.  However, I did experience some rain yesterday, heavy rain.  I drove to Prescott to go shopping with my sister Judy and it rained on and off most of the day but, when I drove home I ran into a torrential downpour.  It was raining so hard I couldn't see the lines in the road and had to slow down to about 30 mph to make sure  I stayed in my lane and on the road.  Everyone else slowed down too so it wasn't just this "drive-in-the-rain" novice who was having trouble seeing.  Thank goodness that one storm only lasted about 20 minutes.  Oh, I almost forgot, not a drop here in Phoenix!

19 comments:

Andy said...

This is cool attractive shot.

Kate said...

The "monsoons" in the Southwest are astonishing in their force. When in NM last July, I had to pull over to the side of the road during one because of lack of visibility and the dangerous run-off of the water. Never ceases to amaze me.

Birdman said...

Love this one. I could stare and stare...

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like a typical summers day in Llandudno!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Phoenix needs the rain.

Judy said...

Looks like the rain when we were having lunch!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am praying fir your Phoenix to finally have a cooling rain shower...Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful image Sharon.. How frustrating to have all that rain so close yet not where you need it most, I know what that feels like.

Lowell said...

I can see why you would find this lovely water shot refreshing. We had torrential rains here again last night. It's generally raining every evening which is great for some plants I just put in the ground, but everything is saturated and when that happens we tend to get sinkholes opening up!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful close up, Sharon, so refreshing!

glenda said...

Would love to see the rain come down in Scottsdale as forceful as this fountain photo.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

We had a gentle mist here last night. Enough to wet the street and create that lovely smell of ozone in the air. But still. Come on, monsoon, what's holding you back?

Julie said...

I was hoping for rain, but it just hit the outskirts of Phoenix and never made it to my house. My friend said it was hot rain.

RedPat said...

I can feel the coolness coming off this pic!

Randy said...

Wonderful photograph.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Your great shot is the next best thing to rain!! We're not so good at driving in blinding rain either - probably because we get so little down here that it's a real novelty!!!

brattcat said...

love this shot.

Jack said...

A beautiful detail, Sharon, and one that gave you the opportunity for a good discussion about rain. Very clever.

JM said...

Fantastic close-up! Great shot, Sharon.