Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stormy Day


It was stormy day in Phoenix yesterday but, I wasn't deterred.  I went for a walk at the garden even though the skies were looking a bit threatening.  I'm glad I did.  I got to see all kinds of interesting things.


A few glorious looking cactus blooms were soaking up the rain water.


The sun came out for a while and lit up these desert roses.


This rather friendly lizard came running over to me to have his picture taken.


And, this quail was rather perturbed that the wind was blowing so hard.  

See what I mean?  Lot's to see!

18 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Does look very threatening, makes all those bright colours stand out even more though!

José Mendonça said...

I'm glad the menacing skies didn't scare you. Terrific close encounters and gorgeous blooms. Wonderful post!

Filip Demuinck said...

The lizard looks a bit mean. Good picture.

Greetings,
Filip

jo(e) said...

That lizard is so cool!

Judy said...

I think the clouds and rain would make a perfect day for a walk. Looks like the wind made for a bad feather day.

Birdman said...

That's an afternoon. If that lizard hasn't a name I christen him the 'prickly cactus lizard'.

Lowell said...

Super captures. I've found that cloudy or stormy days can be great days to photograph as the colors are richer and you don't have to deal with the contrast!

RedPat said...

I love all these pics, Sharon! We had a huge amount of rain in about 20 minutes yesterday - it was nasty.

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure that in the end, they were all happy that it did rain and what wonderful photo ops! I especially love the second photo, the flower is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

A rainy day in the desert is always a special time. I'll bet the air felt cool.

Catalyst said...

I was sitting out (under a patio roof) during some light rain yesterday evening and wondering where all the birds went when it rained. Then I saw a couple of big doves fly up into a neighbor's tree and snuggle in among the leaves. But I heard one of the neighborhood quail with it's incessant call and saw it in its usual position, perched on the top of a shrub keeping watch for snakes, coyotes, javelinas or whatever.

Elisabeth Firsching said...

Amazing pics!

Randy said...

Poor little quail needs a comb.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Sharon and oh wow did you find much spectacular colour to brighten up the day!

William Kendall said...

That lizard really stands out well!

Kate said...

I never tire of seeing cacti blossoms and flowers.

Jack said...

That is a nice collection of photos, Sharon. I like "this and that" posts.

Karl Demetz said...

Amazing pics, esp the last one, that made me laugh!